Police investigating 2 attempted robberies, 1 carjacking in Hialeah

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating two attempted robberies and one carjacking that all took place in Hialeah, Friday.

Hialeah Police believe the three incidents could be connected.

Investigators said the first attempted robbery happened at around 1:20 p.m., along the 600 block of Southeast Fourth Street.

Police said a woman’s vehicle was rear-ended as she pulled into her driveway. A man exited his vehicle, confronted the woman and demanded her property.

The victim refused and the subject sped off empty-handed.

At around 1:45 p.m., officials said, a subject pointing a firearm approached another woman as she was putting items in her trunk outside of her home, along the 4000 block of West Sixth Avenue. The subject demanded the woman’s car keys and the victim complied out of fear, according to authorities.

The subject stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene.

The final incident occurred 10 minutes later along the 700 block of West 39th Place, where, police said, two subjects in a car pulled up beside resident Pedro Castillo-Diaz at his mailbox. Castillo-Diaz said the passenger pointed a firearm at him and demanded everything he had. Like the first incident, the victim refused and the subjects sped off empty-handed.

“‘I’m not giving you anything,'” he said through a translator, “and I told them a few other things, and then they took off.”

Castillo-Diaz told 7News the incident has persuaded him to install security cameras around his home.

“I’ve never seen this around here. That’s my worry, and now I’m more careful,” he said.

Police are working several leads on these incidents.

If you have any information on any of these crimes, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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