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2 men rob northwest Miami-Dade Family Dollar store at gunpoint, police say

Customers ordered to floor during robbery


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are searching for two men who robbed a Family Dollar store last week at gunpoint.

The armed robbery was reported at 2:20 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Family Dollar at 55 NW 119th St.

Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Jennifer Capote said two men entered the store and pointed a gun at employees.

Capote said one man, who was wearing a neon traffic vest, demanded money from the cash register, and the second man ordered several customers to the floor.

Police said the man searched the victims' pockets for money.

The men left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Steven Caldwell was picking up a few things at the store Wednesday when Local 10 News reporter Shyann Malone showed him surveillance video of the incident.

"You don't expect this would be the kind of place that you would run into something like that," he said.

Anyone with information about their identities is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

**Commercial Armed Robbery** The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Robbery Bureau is seeking the assistance of the community in identifying and/or locating two men who robbed at gun point a store located at 55 NW 119 Street just last week. Detectives say that shortly after 2:00 on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 16, two subjects entered the store one of which brandishing a firearm at the victims. The suspect wearing a neon traffic vest, demanded money from the cash register and safe. Meanwhile the second subject ordered several patrons to the ground and began to search their pockets for money. The suspects then exited the store and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers (305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477.

Posted by Miami-Dade Police Department on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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