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Coral Gables Police Searching for Man in Armed Home Invasion Robbery

Police are searching for a man who robbed a couple at gunpoint during a home invasion in Coral Gables last month.

The robbery happened the night of July 20 at the couple's home in the 800 block of Navarre Avenue, Coral Gables police officials said Thursday.

Detectives believe the couple was followed to their home from Versailles restaurant in Little Havana by the suspect, who displayed a small handgun and demanded their jewelry before fleeing the home. The suspect fled the home in a 2015-2017 white 4-door Mercedes Benz C300, police said.

A neighbor said this was the second time the couple fell vicitm to an armed thief. 

Police released a sketch and surveillance photo of the suspect, who was described as a white, Hispanic male who only spoke in Spanish, about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6, 160-170 pounds, between 35 and 45 years old, with short brown hair, a medium complexion and a muscular build.

Anyone who can help identify the man is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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