3 carjack truck carrying prescription drugs
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for three armed robbers who carjacked a truck during a delivery of pharmaceuticals Friday.
Miami Beach Police believe the crooks responsible may have struck before. According to police, a truck was scheduled to drop off merchandise at a pharmacy located at 753 W 41 St. at around 10 a.m., when the driver was held up at gunpoint and carjacked.
Police released surveillance video footage of the crime as it unfolded. Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said the thieves doned hoodies to disguise themselves. "A black male showed up with a firearm along with two other black males, they took his van, and they left him here on the scene," he said.
After pulling the driver out and pointing a gun at him, authorities said, the three men jumped in the truck and fled. The truck driver was reportedly hit on the head, but he did not need transport to the hospital. He was too shaken to talk about the experience. "I don't want to talk," he said.
Residents were shocked by the news. Gina Cousins lives nearby. "Oh, my God," she said. "I'm around here all the time. I just came from our exercise class, we seniors."
Julie Basner has children who go to a nearby school. "My children would love to hear this story," she said. "My children would go crazy to hear this story. Obviously they're boys."
Surveillance cameras on nearby buildings may have caught the heist in the act, and police plan to review that footage.
Police are looking for a white Ford cargo van with no windows on the sides but windows in the back doors. It has a Florida tag of 058 TPA.
If you have any information on this carjacking, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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