Eduardo Wolmers said a lot of things went through his mind when two suspects robbed him at gunpoint in a warehouse on SW 187th Terrace.
"I knew the gun was loaded, all he had to do was pull the trigger, and there were two of them, so I didn't want to fight back,” the 19-year-old said. “I told them there were security cameras and they looked at them and ran away."
The two male suspects, between ages 20 and 25, committed the robbery at the business of Wolmers’ family at about 9:25 p.m. on Oct. 13, Miami-Dade Police said.
"The bay door to the warehouse is partially open and they just come in, and they make their demands, you can see it on the video, and then they leave,” police spokeswoman Det. Aida Fina-Milian said.
Wolmers' family runs JTDA Group, a towing and auto repossession service.
"They kept telling me to give them everything I had, I told them I had no cash, so they took my wallet, it had three credit cards inside, and they took the keys to the car,” Wolmers said in a phone interview.
Fina-Milian said that because police don’t know whom the suspects are, they don’t know what their motives were or if Wolmers was targeted.
“However, this victim did comply, as we would usually advise the public to comply,” she said. “It's not worth it to struggle with them, especially if they're armed."
A worker at the body shop next door said they are aware that crime can strike on any day.
When Trini Awon was asked for his reaction to the news that some guys held up his neighbor at gunpoint, he replied with a laugh, "Buy a bigger gun!”
“I try to stay away from the violence, but as again, watch my back, make sure my cameras are on, you know what I mean?” Awon said.
Police urge anyone with information on the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.