A man who robbed grocery stores with a large knife and cut the victims was in police custody on Friday, authorities said. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports.
A man who robbed grocery stores with a large knife and cut the victims was in police custody on Friday, authorities said.
Ulysses Gilbert, 21, was wanted in connection to three robberies that occurred within a three-day period, Miami-Dade Police said.
On Nov. 15, he went into a grocery store at 11607 SW 216th Street, jumped over the counter and demanded money while holding the employees at knifepoint, police said.
They gave him $2,000 in cash and he left, but one of the victims had a deep puncture wound from the crime, according to police. She identified herself to NBC 6 as Shalaha Bagm, the wife of owner Masud Karim.
Two days later on Nov. 15, Gilbert again went to the store and jumped over the counter with a knife, authorities said. Karim said he saw Gilbert walking in, and as soon as he tried jumping over the counter he attempted to push him off, but Gilbert made it over and cut the owner's arm several times.
"He stabbed all my hand," Karim said.
Gilbert grabbed some money from the cash register and fled, police said.
Karim said he is recovering, but has lost feeling in two fingers.
Detectives believe Gilbert also carried out a third violent armed robbery in Miami-Dade, but didn't disclose where.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477) or 866-471-8477.