Suspects Sought in Miami Gas Station Robberies

Police are looking for a pair of suspects who robbed a Miami gas station at gun point Monday and may be responsible for several other similar robberies

By Claudia DoCampo
|  Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014  |  Updated 3:47 PM EDT
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Police are looking for a pair of suspects who robbed a Miami gas station at gun point Monday and may be responsible for several other similar robberies. The latest robbery happened around 4 a.m. Monday at the Marathon gas station at 3501 Northwest 22nd Avenue, Miami Police said.

Police are looking for a pair of suspects who robbed a Miami gas station at gun point Monday and may be responsible for several other similar robberies. The latest robbery happened around 4 a.m. Monday at the Marathon gas station at 3501 Northwest 22nd Avenue, Miami Police said.

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Police are looking for a pair of suspects who robbed a Miami gas station at gun point Monday and may be responsible for several other similar robberies. The latest robbery happened around 4 a.m. Monday at the Marathon gas station at 3501 Northwest 22nd Avenue, Miami Police said.
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Police are looking for a pair of suspects who robbed a Miami gas station at gun point Monday and may be responsible for several other similar robberies.

The latest robbery happened around 4 a.m. Monday at the Marathon gas station at 3501 Northwest 22nd Avenue, Miami Police said.

One suspect posed as a customer while the second suspect, who was masked and armed with a shotgun, entered the cashier's work station and demanded cash, police said.

Surveillance video showed the masked suspect use the shotgun to smash the door to the store. Police said the suspect also struck a woman who was pumping gas outside before he fled the scene.

Police believe the two suspects may be responsible for a similar robbery that happened March 27 at the Marathon station at 2353 Northwest 17th Avenue, and another on March 21 at the same station.

In both of the earlier robberies, two suspects entered the store, one armed with a shotgun, and rushed the cashier's work station. in the March 21 robbery, the suspects tied up the cashier, police said.

"They're armed with a shotgun, wearing a gas mask, they're coming in, in one case, they even tied up the clerk, left him in the bathroom," Miami Police spokesman Sgt. Freddie Cruz said. "Luckily they haven't shot anyone."

Police believe a third suspect, identified as Jesus Castillo, is also involved in the robberies. The other two suspects are described as white males, possibly Latin and in their 20s. One is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-8, 150-170 pounds and the other is between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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