3 Men Posing as FBI Agents Rob Hialeah Home: Police

Four people were inside the home at the time of the robbery.

By Gilma Avalos
|  Sunday, Jun 30, 2013  |  Updated 12:51 PM EDT
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A Hialeah home was ransacked Saturday after three men dressed as FBI forced their way inside. NBC6's Gilma Avalos reports.

A Hialeah home was ransacked Saturday after three men dressed as FBI forced their way inside. NBC6's Gilma Avalos reports.

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3 Men Posing as FBI Agents Rob Hialeah Home: Police

Officials are investigating after three men posing as FBI agents stole a safe from a Hialeah home. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos has the story.
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Officials are investigating after three men posing as FBI agents stole money from a safe in a Hialeah home.

The men were wearing raid jackets and police hats as they forced their way into the home at 3591 West 74 Place, Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby said.

They held five adults at gunpoint, ransacking the house and grabbing the cash from the safe.

"They were looking for it, but apparently they found it," Zogby said. "I don't know how much money was in there, but they grabbed what they could and left."

The suspects fled in a white Hummer.

The matriarch of the family, who asked to remain anonymous, said she was in the kitchen when she felt a gun to her neck.

"This is a robbery. Where's the money?," she said one of the gunman asked.

She said she replied by asking, "What money are you looking for?"

When the crooks said they were with the FBI, she said she asked them to show their badges. Instead, she said they ordered here to shut up and forced her to the ground.

As they ransacked the home, they took computers and a wallet along with the cash. One of the victims was even tied up, said police.

"At that point you have to cooperate," Zogby said. "You're not going to resist -- whether they're cops or the bad guys -- if they've got the jump on you. They did the right thing and it probably saved their lives."

Officials said there were no injuries. Detectives are now trying to determine whether the home was targeted and, if so, why.

"A large percentage of these cases are not random," Zogby said. "They are targeted because someone believes you have cash in the house or something of value."

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