Police search for armed robbers who held up Little Haiti convenience store

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police are searching for two subjects who held up a Little Haiti convenience store with an AK-47.

Detectives said two robbers, armed with both a handgun and an AK-47 rifle, walked into the store around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Surveillance video showed the two as they pointed their weapons at employees and demanded all the money from their cash register. While one robber held both employees at gunpoint, the other grabbed the cash.

Both suspects fled the store in an unknown direction. The employees were not hurt in the robbery, but told police they were threatened.

Miami Police described the first subject as a black male with a light complexion, who stands about 5 feet, 7 inches, weighs 140 or 150 pounds, and is possibly in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a light zip-up gray hoodie, black pants, black shoes, blue gloves and a partial cloth over his face.

The second subject is a black male with a dark complexion, who is about 5 feet, 8 inches, weighs 160 or 170 pounds and possibly in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a dark gray hoodie, black pants and black and white Nike shoes.

Police are asking the public for help in finding these two crooks.

“This one has us extremely concerned because these two gentlemen didn’t just walk in armed, but one of them is actually armed with an AK-47 assault rifle,” said Miami Police Cmdr. Freddie Cruz.

The owners of the store did not want to speak on camera, but hope that the subjects are caught.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Miami Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (305) 603-6370. You can also anonymously submit a tip to Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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