NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three men caught on camera committing an armed robbery in Northwest Miami-Dade.
The incident occurred on Jan. 6 at around 9 a.m. in the area of Northwest 30th Avenue and 76th Street.
Surveillance footage shows the three men, one of which was armed with an assault rifle, running towards the victim and attacking him.
According to police, the victim was picking up a wallet from the ground when the robbers began to attack him.
When the bandits began to flee, the victim got into his car and followed them. After the victim chased the suspects for several blocks, one of the armed robbers got out of the car to shoot at the victim with the rifle before fleeing.
Neighbors in the area reacted to the shooting.
“It was terrible, cause it’s so close,” a woman said. “It needs to stop. It really do.”
Fifty-three-year-old Juan Mendoza was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center with a gunshot wound to the head.
He has since been released from the hospital.
Police said the subjects are believed to be in their 20s and were driving a newer model four-door Hyundai Accent.
“It’s very important, because we don’t need this in our neighborhood,” the neighbor said.
If you have any information on this armed robbery, 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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