Surveillance released in market robbery
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida business owner wants the crooks who robbed his store behind bars after, he says, his market was robbed for the second time in under two weeks.
Armando Sofi owns Los Amigos Mini Market on the corner of Northwest 54th Street and 13th Avenue in Miami. He says, around 12 p.m. Sunday, he saw a gunman open fire on one of his customers. "Approached him with a mask on his face and put the gun in his waist," said Sofi.
Sofi said the customer was helping him install a security glass inside of his store just before he was shot twice. "They grab each other. He fire, he shot him in the leg and in the finger," he said.
Sofi said he quickly called police, but before officers arrived, a Good Samaritan stepped in. "Another guy came from behind, hit the guy with the gun in his head, so the guys flee," said Sofi.
Police said the man was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
Sofi said this is the second incident in less than two weeks at his store. "I feel insecure. Not even in the store, walking on the street," said Sofi.
The first incident occurred on Sept. 27. Surveillance cameras inside the store captured two men wearing hats, sweaters and sunglasses pointing the gun at Sofi. One of them then jumped over the counter.
Sofi said, once both men were behind the counter, they ordered him to lay face down on the ground as they emptied the register, while a third guy seen on surveillance with a hoodie covering his face stood by the door. "Three guys came into the store and pulled guns on me, and robbed me inside the store," he said. "Whatever I have in the cash register they took."
Sofi said the crooks took his hard-earned money and his sense of security. He has hired someone to install a bulletproof glass.
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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