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The employee who was shot at a Hialeah jewelry store Monday needed to have part of his intestine removed but will be okay, ABC Jewelry owner Alberto Cruz said.
The employee who was shot at a Hialeah jewelry store Monday needed to have part of his intestine removed but will be okay, the store’s owner said.
Just thinking about it brought tears to the eyes of ABC Jewelry owner Alberto Cruz.
“In the first place, we are a family that loves each other very much," Cruz said Tuesday.
He and a security guard who had his gun taken from him told NBC 6 South Florida what happened.
"Alfredo the manager tried to help and got shot," the security guard explained.
The security guard, who did not want to be named, said three men split up – coming in from both the front and back doors. He said one of the suspects pointed his gun at him, told him to get on the ground, and disarmed him in the incident late Monday afternoon.
When employee Alfredo Betancourt tried to help the security guard, he was shot. After that, Hialeah Police said the suspects broke glass cases and grabbed what they could.
“In reality, I don't think about the robbery,” Cruz said. “What really worries me is his health."
Cruz said he’s not even thinking about the robbery. Instead, he's worried about his standout employee who risked his life to help others in the store.
“Thank God I'm alive and I'm here talking to you," the guard said.
Hialeah Police said the four men who were involved in the heist are armed and dangerous. They were seen leaving the area, headed east, in a white Bentley, police said. If you have any information, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.