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Man allegedly caught on video robbing store surrenders

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are reporting that a man who said he saw himself caught on surveillance video allegedly robbing a Family Dollar store in a 7News report has turned himself in.

Thursday afternoon the Miami Gardens Police Department sent 7News an up-date with the following message: "MGPD would like to sincerely thank WSVN Channel 7, its viewers, and specifically R. Lowe for his tenacity involving media coverage regarding this particular armed robbery. The suspect turned himself in after seeing himself on television last night."

Eighteen-year-old Tavares Wright now sits behind bars. A judge denied him bond after he surrendered to police Thursday. Police said he told them he saw himself in a 7News report by Rosh Lowe where he was caught on surveillance video footage allegedly brandishing a gun as he robbed a Miami Gardens Family Dollar, located along Northwest 183rd Street and 28th Avenue, on April 16, at around 8 p.m.

According to police, the man can be heard threatening the clerk, saying, "I will kill you."

The crook was able to take an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the store. Although employees at the Family Dollar did not want to speak to the media, the manager of the store said the crook got away with more than $100 in cash.
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