2 teens arrested after armed robbery; 2 men remain at large

Teen girls arrested on grand theft, robbery charges


EL PORTAL, Fla. – Two teenage girls were arrested Wednesday night after an armed robbery took place in Miami’s El Portal neighborhood, Miami police said.  

Police said a woman was robbed at about 6 p.m. in the corner of Northwest Seventh Avenue and Northwest 71st Street.

The woman told police she was grabbed by her neck by one of the men, who was trying to snatch her purse, which was across her body.

At one point, a gun was pointed at the victim’s head, and the robbers attempted to take her purse, police said, but the victim held onto the straps.

One of the robbers pointed a small gun to the victim’s face, which caused the woman to give up her purse.

The robbers then fled the area in a dark colored Honda CRV.

Soon after the incident, police spotted a car in connection with the robbery and followed it.

The car crashed at a dead end street at Northwest Second Court and Northwest 93rd Street, police said.

The men bailed out of the vehicle when police caught up to them, police said.

Tykeria Kenisha Jackson, 17, and Michelle Clara Pierre, 16,  who were in the car, were arrested after the chase on charges of robbery and grand theft.

The men remain at large and are described as being slim-built, and in their 20s. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.