FBI: $5,000 reward for Fla. 'ninja robber'
MIAMI (AP) -- The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of a South Florida man dubbed the "ninja robber."
Authorities said Wednesday the man has held up at least 11 businesses in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Store surveillance photos show the man usually carries a semiautomatic handgun and points it at store employees, demanding money. One female clerk had the gun held to her head.
Sandroy Saha is the owner of the Quick Stop located on Northeast 182nd Street and 19th Avenue. His business has been targeted before and the latest attempt was Wednesday morning. "Very upset my people don't want to work," said Saha.
Surveillance video showed a man trying to break into the convenience store. Employees immediately locked the doors and the man then ran off.
Police are investigating whether the man is the same man who robbed the store twice before dressing up as a "ninja." They said the "ninja" robber is behind 12 robberies across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. "This guy is extremely dangerous. He puts guns into people head. He's robbed 12 businesses throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County, and he needs to be caught," said an officer.
Police say the suspect frequently wears a dark ninja-style mask and clothes.
Saha believes the "ninja" robber is the same man who has been targeting his business. "He tried to get in the store. He has the gun in hand, but thanks God my door was locked," he said.
Anyone with information should call the Miami FBI office at 305-944-9101.
If you have any information on "ninja" robber, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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