2 robbed at gunpoint while on walk

2 men held at gunpoint near North Dade Regional Library; Handed over chains, wallets, cell phones

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Two men said they were robbed at gunpoint Thursday while walking around the North Dade Regional Library.

Eddie Lester, 70, and Charles Grimmett, 69, told Local 10's Ben Kennedy that they walk every day. But about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, halfway into their walk, a group of men passed them on the trail, then turned around with a gun and demanded their belongings.

"All of a sudden, there's a gun and life flashes in front of your face," Lester said. "I was in fear of my life."

Lester and Grimmett said they gave the robbers their chains, wallets, and cell phones. The robbers then ran away.

"I've been told when you get robbed, just give up what you have, and that's what I did," Grimmett said. "I just gave it to them. I didn't fight with them. I just gave them what they wanted and let them go."

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Miami Gardens Police Department at 305-474-1400.