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Heat guard Roger Mason, family robbed at restaurant

2 suspects apprehended, 2 at large

MIAMI – Miami Heat guard Roger Mason, Jr., along with his family, were robbed while dining at an Italian restaurant called Ni.Do. Caffe at 7295 Biscayne Boulevard after a Heat game Sunday night.

According to police, four suspects barged into the restaurant and robbed all patrons of their valuables.

On Monday, police recognized a black Cadillac Escalade as the vehicle that was used in the getaway after the robbery. When they attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver refused and a chase began.

The driver and one passenger were finally apprehended at NW 148th Street and 18th Avenue after ramming a police cruiser, which caused the offending vehicle to stop.

One of the men was slightly injured, but was treated at the scene.

On one of the suspects, police found a Rolex that matched the serial numbers of Mason's watch that was stolen Sunday night. Police also found a purse that belonged to a relative of Mason.

Police on Tuesday identified the men arrested as Steven Dawson and Rashaud Stroud.

Police are still searching for two other offenders that remain at large.

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