Police Arrest Suspect in Hialeah Carjacking

Police say Corey Berry, 22, took a Toyota Yaris from a man at gunpoint Wednesday in Hialeah.

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    Police have arrested a man in connection with an armed carjacking in Hialeah.

    Corey Berry, 22, was found in the area of Northwest 12th Avenue and 54th Street in Miami Saturday, according to a Hialeah Police media release.

    The carjacking occurred Wednesday when police say Berry took off with a Toyota Yaris he stole at gunpoint from a man at 1670 West 62nd Street.

    The owner of the car, Leonel Gonzalez Fernandez, said he had just arrived at a relative's house at the time of the robbery and had gotten out of the car to talk with his brother and two friends.

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    He said he left the car running and seconds later a man dressed in black walked up to the car and took out a gun. When Gonzalez Fernandez attempted to take out his cell phone, the suspect threatened him with his gun and took off with the car.

    Berry had attempted to take another car at gunpoint just ten minutes earlier, police said.

    The first victim, who was not identified, was unloading items from the trunk of his car at 6175 West 20th Avenue when police say Berry attempted to take it. The car did not start, so Berry took off on foot with the man's keys, according to authorities.

    Berry was charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted carjacking, one count of carjacking and four counts of probation violation. He is currently on probation for an armed carjacking which occurred in 2009, the release said.

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