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Armed carjacking believed to be connected to North Miami store robbery

Carjacking reported just 30 minutes after robbery at CB Wireless

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – An armed carjacking that was reported Monday morning is believed to be connected to an armed robbery at a North Miami wireless store.

North Miami police told Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden that they believe two men who pistol-whipped the owner of CB Wireless on the corner of Northwest 119th Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue carjacked someone at gunpoint just a couple of blocks away.

The carjacking was reported just 30 minutes after the robbery in the 900 block of Northwest 116th Terrace.

Surveillance video from the store that was released Tuesday showed one of the men roaming the store, acting as a customer, when another man entered and pulled a gun on the owner behind the counter.

The owner gave the gunman cash from the register while the other man acted as a lookout.

However, when the gunman dropped some cash on the floor, the owner swung open the door to the counter and lunged at him.

A struggle ensued, and the owner was repeatedly struck in the head with the gun. The robbers left after someone from a neighboring barber shop opened the door and scared them away.

"I'm mad because we work every day, every single day, and people like that just come in and get the money," Shirley Gonzalez, who works nearby, said. "He doesn't deserve that. He works very hard. He doesn't deserve that."

North Miami police said both men were seen running west on Northwest 120th Street.

The owner was later seen with a bandage on his head. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

The store owner told Seiden that he just wants to move on from the terrifying experience.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at