Police arrest Money Mart robbers

Men accused of robbing Money Mart employee

Published On: Feb 03 2014 10:26:40 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 03 2014 10:49:50 PM EST
MIAMI -

Police set up a perimeter in the area of Richmond Heights Monday morning, as they searched for two men suspected of robbing an employee of The Money Mart located at 11223 SW 152nd St.

According to investigators, at around 9:35 a.m. police received a 911 hang up call. When they called back, there was no answer so officers went to the location to check what had happened.

When they went inside, they saw two men robbing an employee of her personal belongings. Officers said the men were already inside the business when the employee arrived for work.

When the thieves saw police, they fled through a hole the roof.

After the perimeter was set up, police caught both men. They were identified as 22-year-old Freddie Parks and 24-year-old Devin Washington. Both have been charged with armed commercial robbery.

A gun was also recovered at the scene, police said.

The crooks did get about $200 in jewelry from the store employee, but they dropped the bag in which they had stuffed it while running from police.

According to Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Frank C. Martin K-8 was on lockdown from 10:44 to 11:06 because of police activity on the nearby Turnpike.