Teen slapped, robbed by 3 subjects
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Miami Police are looking for three men who, they said, slapped and robbed a teenager after she left a local supermarket.
Surveillance video captured the three black males on bicycles following the 18-year-old girl as she left the Bravo Supermarket located at Northwest Second Avenue and 67th Street, on April 28.
Police have released security video and still photos of two of the subjects walking around inside the supermarket, just before the robbery, on that Sunday afternoon. One of them was wearing a white tank top and a gray baseball cap. The second suspect was wearing a red shirt. "We see these two individuals there, inside the store," said Miami Police Detective Willie Moreno. "They seem to be making a purchase."
Authorities said the subjects then exited the supermarket. "They come back outside, they hop into their bikes, and they meet a third person," said Moreno. "They seem to be riding away from the supermarket."
The market's exterior security cameras captured the victim walking away from the store. That's when, police said, the three subjects approached the teen. "Two of them dropped their bikes and approached her, one of them producing a firearm," said Moreno.
Police said the men demanded the victim's purse and yanked it from her, but not before one of them slapped her. "It is extremely frightening to see an unknown individual put a gun to your face and saying that he's going to shoot you," said Moreno. "This is extremely dangerous, extremely scary, especially for her."
The victim, a high school student, agreed to speak off camera and said she was absolutely petrified during the ordeal. She added that she wants her attackers to be brought to justice.
If you have any information on this robbery, 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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