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Two Arrested in Hialeah Robbery Spree: Police

Hialeah Police have arrested two suspects in connection with three armed robberies that happened between Tuesday and Wednesday in Hialeah.

Jose Angel Hernandez and David Lopez, both 26, are facing armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery charges.

Both were being held without bond Thursday. It was unknown if they have attorneys.

During Hernandez's bond court appearance before Judge Mindy Glazer Thursday, he wept and repeatedly pleaded with Glazer to put him in a drug treatment program instead of jail.

"I got a really bad problem with drugs, that's all I need, I really need a program," a crying Hernandez said. "I'm really bad on cocaine, please help me."

Hernandez's court-appointed attorney told him not to speak but Hernandez continued.

"Mr. Hernandez, get a hold of yourself and listen to your attorney," Judge Glazer said.

"Just let me hold my mom one more time," Hernandez said. "I just don't wanna do no more coke, look to the point it's getting me."

The two were arrested sometime overnight hours Thursday in the City of Miami, according to police.

The targets included the El Dollarazo at 1601 West 8th Avenue and the Subway restaurant at 801 East Eighth Avenue, which were both robbed on Tuesday, and the GNC at 445 Hialeah Drive that was robbed Wednesday.

Police said Hernandez was the one who committed the robberies and Lopez was the getaway driver for two of the robberies.

The suspect didn't display a firearm but implied having one during the three robberies, police said. In all three, the suspect was able to flee with cash.

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