North Miami Dollar Store Armed Robbery Caught on Video

Police looking for man who robbed store at gunpoint

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    Authorities are looking for a brazen armed robber who was caught on video ripping off a North Miami dollar store at gunpoint. The robbery happened shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday at the Family Dollar at 401 Northeast 125th Street. Police spokesman Felix Guadarrama comments. (Published Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013)

    Authorities are looking for a brazen armed robber who was caught on video ripping off a North Miami dollar store at gunpoint.

    The robbery happened shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday at the Family Dollar at 401 Northeast 125th Street when the man entered the store brandishing a firearm, North Miami Police said.

    Video from inside the store showed the suspect grab a woman as she tried to run out the front door. In another clip he's seen escorting a woman at gunpoint around the store and accosting an employee at a cash register armed with the gun.

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    Yet another camera angle showed customers and employees laying face-down as the man ordered others to the ground at gunpoint.

    The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said a similar robbery happened at the same store last month.

    "We don't know if he is local or comes from somewhere else, we have no way of knowing that," North Miami Police Det. Felix Guadarrama said. "Just because he left on foot doesn't mean he was on foot, there could've been a car around the corner."

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    Police describe the suspect as a light-skinned black male, 6-foot-0, 190 pounds, who was wearing a white T-shirt, blue long sleeve sweater, black pants, a black knit cap and a white bandana covering his face.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.