Homeowner Eduardo Liriano spoke about surviving the invasion by two suspects early Tuesday. His friend Juliso Accodo described a fight he saw involving the suspects, while Miami Police Detective Max Valdez discussed the case.
Two men are in custody and police are searching for two others following a home invasion in Allapattah early Tuesday.
The incident began around 1 a.m., when two suspects broke into a home in the 1100 block of Northwest 29th Street and tied up the homeowner.
"I was hearing somebody playing with the door knob, so I came and I grabbed a knife, opened the door, soon as I seen somebody rushing in I go, 'hmm,' but they both tackle me," homeowner Eduardo Liriano said.
Liriano said one of the men hit him on the head with a gun before they both tied him up.
"I was put on the corner 'til they did whatever they did and they left me tied up with a pillowcase over my face," he said.
The thieves stole Liriano's cell phone and other electronics and fled the scene. Liriano was left with minor injuries, police said.
“I pretty much thought I was dead but thank God I’m alive to see another day," Liriano said.
Police say the investigation into the robbery led officers to a home in the area of Southwest 19th Street and 24th Avenue in Miami, where they encountered two suspects.
One suspect was immediately detained and the other was caught after fleeing the scene, police said. Both suspects were being questioned, police said.
At least two other suspects are being sought in the robbery.
It was the third home invasion in South Florida within the past 24 hours. On Monday afternoon, an elderly Little Havana woman was tied up by three men who ransacked her home and stole her personal belongings.
Earlier in the day, a Pompano Beach grandmother was tied up inside her home and had her truck stolen.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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