A 91-year-old woman and her 63-year-old daughter are in the hospital with facial injuries after their home was invaded Thursday by two men who faked that they were making a delivery, Miami-Dade Police said. Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta and neighbor Dafne Quiroj comment
A 91-year-old woman and her 63-year-old daughter are in the hospital with facial injuries after their home was invaded Thursday by two men who faked that they were making a delivery, Miami-Dade Police said.
The two armed suspects forced their way into the home at 331 SW 87th Path, with one tying up Berta Garcia and her daughter Karla Vigon-Montenegro, police said.
"Once they opened the door, they were confronted with two individuals, two white Latin males," Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said. "One had his face covered. The other did not and they were both armed."
The men then took their car – a white 2010 Lexus LS 460 with license plate number 993 XUJ, police said. Both suspects had guns and one was wearing a mask, according to police.
Vigon-Montenegro freed herself to call 911 at about 3:45 p.m., police said. Zabaleta said both women were injured.
"They did receive facial injuries, some head injuries," he said. "If these individuals are capable of doing this, they're capable of doing anything."
Neighbors said they were shocked by the break-in.
"I'm worried because something can happen to anybody in any neighborhood," Dafne Quiroj said. "We always get deliveries and no more, no more deliveries. No more opening the door."
A family member was at the house trying to determine what was taken from it besides cash.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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