MIAMI (WSVN) - A South Florida man coming home from a long day at work was robbed by two armed carjackers outside his Miami apartment, Thursday morning.
The victim, who did not want to be identified, said he just reached his home when the men approached him and put a gun in his face, demanding his car and the keys to his apartment.
Miami Police responded to the scene along Northwest 22nd Street and Third Avenue, around 3:40 a.m.
According to officials, a 25-year-old man was getting home from work when a white four-door Honda Accord with two men inside pulled up next to him.
The victim said he was bringing his belongings in to his apartment and on his second trip, he noticed a vehicle suspiciously drive by him with two people he did not recognize.
“When I looked back, I saw the guy basically running towards me and he said ‘Hey,’ and I just started running,” said the victim. “At this point he just tried to kick me and I just almost kind of fell and I pushed myself back up. When I tried to run again, he grabbed me by my shirt and I turned around and I pushed him. When I pushed him, he put the gun to my face and said, ‘Stay on the ground or I’m gonna shoot you in the face. Don’t look at my face.’ He put me on the ground, he took everything from me.”
The victim said he was screaming and banging on windows and doors along the sidewalk as he tried to get away. He said that he knew the burglar had a gun, but he still ran before he decided to put up a fight.
The suspects took the victim’s car, keys to his apartment, his phone and wallet. However, the 25-year-old said he’s just lucky and happy to be alive.
“I just kind of regret the fact that I pushed him ’cause nobody came out,” he said. “It was my life on his hands at that point. At that point I just got scared and I said ‘You know what man, just take everything, just don’t kill me bro.”
And despite all the commotion he tried to make outside, the victim said no one came to his aid. “Nobody came out,” he said. “It seems that every man for himself.”
The victim’s car is described as a white four-door Toyota Camry with a tag number of EBYC23.
If you have any information on this crime, 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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