Search Begins After Early Morning Armed Home Invasion in Northwest Miami-Dade

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  • A man with a hammer allegedly entered a Northwest Miami-Dade home Thursday morning, taking property while the owner was inside.

A 61-year-old woman was the victim of an armed home invasion in Northwest Miami-Dade early Thursday morning, and now police need help finding the person responsible.

Around 2:30 AM this morning, Mary Mister was awakened at her home off Northwest 141st Street and 2nd Avenue. As she entered a hallway inside the home, she was confronted by a man with a hammer.

The burglar grabbed Mister by the neck and placed her on the ground before covering her with a sheet. He then destroyed items in the home before stealing three televisions and an estimated $9,000 worth of jewelry.

Mister was not hurt in the incident. Her husband said he's just glad she's okay after the ordeal.

"She was in bed sleeping and she woke up and he was standing over her with a hammer, 'don't you move,'" George Mister said. "She just stood there...she didn't move, thank God she didn't move."

The suspected burglar is described as a black male in his 30s, reportedly 5”9” and wearing beige shoes with orange shoelaces. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Police or Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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