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2 men rob Miami Beach Walgreens early Thursday morning

Men flee store in older-model white Pontiac

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Police are searching for two men who they said robbed a Walgreens in Miami Beach early Thursday morning.

The incident was reported about 1:30 a.m. at 6700 Collins Ave.

According to a police report, one of the men was using a Redbox machine, perhaps to distract an employee, while a second man approached a cashier from behind, held a firearm under his T-shirt and told the cashier to "step back."

Police said the robber tore the cash register drawer from the till, and both men fled through the front door of the store.

A security guard at the Deauville Beach Resort told officers that he saw both men run out of the store and get into an older-model four-door white Pontiac that was parked at a Budget car rental business.

Police said the thief who was using the Redbox appeared to be a Hispanic man with a full black beard. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

The store employee was not able to provide a description of the man who took the cash drawer.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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