2 arrested in Hialeah robbery spree

Angelo Johnson, 22, Edshaquita Whatley, 23, accused in armed robberies

From left: Angelo Johnson, Edshaquita Whatley
From left: Angelo Johnson, Edshaquita Whatley

HIALEAH, Fla. – Two people are facing charges in a Hialeah robbery spree.

Angelo Johnson, 22, and Edshaquita Whatley, 23, were arrested Wednesday night and face charges of armed robbery, robbery by sudden snatching and occupied burglary.

According to Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby, Johnson robbed three women by gunpoint while they were sitting in their cars.

Zogby said Whatley acted as the getaway driver.

The first robbery was reported about 1:30 p.m. in the area of West Fourth Avenue and Okeechobee Road while the victim was stopped at a red light.

Zogby said Johnson smashed the woman's passenger window, pointed a gun at her and stole her purse from the front passenger seat.

Just 15 minutes later, Johnson snatched a purse from a woman who was sitting in her car in a Regions Bank parking lot at 2899 W. Fourth Ave., Zogby said.

Police said the third victim was robbed about 1:55 p.m. while sitting in her car at a Citgo gas station at 2500 E. Fourth Ave.

The suspects were arrested Wednesday night after a Miami police sergeant recognized the 2015 black Chevrolet Impala as the getaway car.

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