South Florida

1 Suspect Arrested, 1 Wanted in Hialeah Ambush Robbery

A South Florida man was followed home from the grocery store, then shot and robbed. But what the thieves were after was left behind.

Friends identified the victim as Carlos Cura. They said the incident happened once he arrived at a friend's house from Sedano's about a mile away.

When Cura left the Sedano's in Hialeah with a large sum of cash, friends said he didn't know he was being followed.

"This is one of the worst things that can happen. That a person on an otherwise quiet evening gets ambushed like this," said Det. Carl Zogby with Hialeah Police.

The 46-year-old drove from the supermarket to a friend's house around 6:20 p.m. and upon arriving, police said he was ambushed by a man with a gun and shot in the leg right outside his car.

"Grabbed his chain and was grabbing his money and his wallet from the victim's pocket," said Zogby.

However, it appears the thieves didn't get away with the large sum of cash.

Rescue crews treated the man on scene and later transported him to the hospital.

Detectives announced they arrested Terry Alfred Joseph later that night for his involvement in the case. He was allegedly the getaway driver for the apparent shooter.

Police believe Marquis Strange was the alleged shooter. However, Strange is still at large and considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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