Man believed to be involved in 2 North Miami armed robberies

Money taken during robbery of restaurant

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – Police are searching for a man who they believe is responsible for two armed robberies this week in North Miami.

Both robberies were reported Monday night about an hour and a half apart.

The first robbery was reported just after 9 p.m. at a CVS pharmacy at 600 NE 128th St.

Police said the manager was closing up when a man entered the store, pulled out a handgun and said, "I have a gun. I will shoot you if you don't give me the money."

Police said a struggle ensued between the gunman and the manager, and the robber ran off without getting any money or merchandise.

The second robbery was reported at 10:30 p.m. at King Chef Restaurant, 476 NE 125th St.

According to North Miami police spokeswoman Natalie Buissereth, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded money from an employee.

She said another employee witnessed the incident and began to scream.

According to Buissereth, the man chased the employee, grabbed her and demanded money.

The man ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Detectives describe the robber as a light-skinned black man, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater with black pants and white Nike sneakers.

Anyone with information about the identity of the robber is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


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