Detectives investigate South Beach robberies

Miami Beach police officers arrest 1 suspect, search for 2 others


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A 21-year-old man was walking with two friends about 1:20 a.m., along Ninth Street near Lenox Avenue in South Beach, when two men got off a white car in a rush.

The victim told police one of them quickly put a firearm to his head while shoving him to the ground. The other shouted an order: "Give me your phone and everything you have." 

While the two robbed them, a driver was waiting in the Chrysler. Before they sped away, the victims heard one of the men say, "Don't you [expletive] look!"

Miami Beach police officers later responded to a reported second robbery with the same description of the suspects. This time they terrorized a woman. They forced her to lay on the ground and took her purse.  

During a chase, a police officer said he saw the driver. When detectives tracked Doyle Sneed, who had rented the Chrysler, the officer recognized him. The 39-year-old man from Miami's Liberty City later admitted to being the getaway driver.

Police officers arrested Sneed on Tuesday and he appeared in court on Wednesday morning. Records show he is facing two counts of armed robbery and fleeing and eluding a police officer charges. He is being held without bond. 

Detectives are still looking for the two others involved and have identified Antwine Reed, 35, as a suspect. Police officers were asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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