Older Miami-Dade Couple Beaten, Robbed By Suspects Outside Their Home

Friday, Dec 13, 2013  |  Updated 9:50 AM EDT
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A northwest Miami-Dade woman remains in a coma at Jackson Memorial Hospital after she and her husband were beaten and robbed outside their home, their family said. The suspects remain on the run. NBC 6's Steve Litz has the story.

A northwest Miami-Dade woman remains in a coma at Jackson Memorial Hospital after she and her husband were beaten and robbed outside their home, their family said. The suspects remain on the run. NBC 6's Steve Litz has the story.

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A northwest Miami-Dade woman remains in a coma at Jackson Memorial Hospital after she and her husband were beaten and robbed outside their home, their family said.

Two suspects attacked Jesus Alvarez Sr., 71, and then his wife Miriam Alvarez, 68, outside their home at 16850 NW 52nd Ave. Saturday night at about 9:30 p.m.

Their son Jesus Alvarez isn’t sure his mother is going to make it.

“My mom is holding on to dear life right now, and what can I tell you? It’s really hard,” he said Thursday.

The assaults were caught on their home surveillance video system.

Miriam Alvarez was punched in the face and had her head slammed into the ground. She was left unconscious, and her 97-year-old father tried to lift her off the driveway, the video shows.

Before that, the suspects were waiting in position for her 71-year-old husband to come home, the video shows.

Jesus Alvarez Sr. was ambushed, beaten and bound with duct tape moments after he pulled into his driveway, the video shows.

He was released from Jackson Wednesday night.

Miami-Dade Police detectives are looking for the suspects, who made off with about $800 in cash.

“The detective assured me that they’re going to do whatever it takes to get these criminals,” Jesus Alvarez said. “This is a very horrendous act by these people. And they’re able to do that to my father and my mom that are 70 and 60 years old, they’re able to do it to anybody.”

Police described the suspects as two men, between 20-30 years old, both 5-foot-9 and about 185 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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