Armed Robbery at Jewelry Store in Little Havana: Police

A jewelry store was the scene of an armed robbery Thursday evening, as SWAT surrounded shops in the area searching for the suspect.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Southwest 8th Street in Little Havana, according to Miami Police.

Investigators said an armed suspect went into the store as the owner was closing. The owner was handcuffed and then robbed, but not injured.

Police said the suspect fled the scene with approximately $500,000 worth of jewelry and other property.

No further details have been released. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

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