Police search for people involved in Miami-Dade County crime spree
Culprits believed to be involved in 4 robberies, 2 shootings on same day
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are searching for the people believed to be involved in four robberies and two shootings in just one day.
The robberies and shootings were reported Sunday in the north end of Miami-Dade County.
Police said in several of the incidents, the culprit approached victims and demanded their property at gunpoint before fleeing. They all happened within blocks and hours of each other.
Two people were shot on Northwest 95th Street at Little River Drive and Northwest 91st Street at Northwest 27th Avenue. Minutes later, someone was robbed at Northwest 134th Street at Northwest 27th Avenue.
About half an hour later, a Chevron gas station on Northwest 103rd Street was robbed. Hours later, police said two more people were robbed at two different bus stops just two blocks from each other.'
Video shows a white Ford F-250 roll into the U-Gas on Northwest 27th Avenue, stop next to a minivan, and a person burst out with a gun pointed before the driver of the van speeds off.
Police believe that it's the same suspect who was involved in a rash of shootings and robberies -- even a homicide -- that took place in the span of hours Sunday morning.
Victims gave police similar descriptions of the crooks and the vehicles they were driving. In the first four crimes -- the two shootings and robberies -- police were told it was two men in a white pickup truck. Detectives found a 1997 white Ford F250 with the tag GBKH79 had been stolen.
"I heard about five shots," said a neighbor who didn't want to be identified. "Pop, pop, pop,pop,pop."
The search is still on for a silver Nissan Rogue used in the two robberies at bus stops Sunday night. The victims told police there were two men in the SUV.
The mother of Milton Morris is mourning after her son was robbed and killed on his way to work as a security guard early Sunday, and now Miami-Gardens police say it's likely the same suspects.
"They need to get them off the streets, you know, they may hurt somebody else," the neighbor said.
Anyone with information about the identities of the culprits is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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