3 arrested after woman robbed at gunpoint in Hialeah

Suspects used victim's credit card at gas station, police say

HIALEAH, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy and two men were arrested Thursday night, hours after a woman was robbed that morning at gunpoint in Hialeah, authorities said.

The armed robbery was reported about 9:45 a.m. in the 800 block of Southeast Ninth Avenue.

Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said the victim was getting into her vehicle when two Nissans blocked her car and three men got out and pointed guns at her.

Zogby said the men grabbed the woman's purse and fled the scene in their cars.

A fingerprint left on the victim's vehicle led investigators to link Myking Green, 17, as one of the gunmen.

Zogby said Lavares Champion, 25, and Dedrick Andrews, 21, were captured on surveillance video about 15 minutes after the robbery using the victim's credit card to fuel their cars at a Chevron gas station at 2200 NW 95th St. 

Detectives and SWAT team members went to Green's home at about 7 p.m. Thursday and arrested all three suspects.

Zogby said both getaway vehicles were impounded. 

He said Andrews was still in possession of the victim's credit card and her purse was found in the back seat of one of the cars.

Two guns were also recovered, Zogby said. 

Zogby said detectives believe Champion and Andrews were also directly involved with the robbery, but further evidence is needed to connect them to the robbery.

Champion and Andrews currently face charges of possession of a stolen credit card and resisting arrest without violence.

Champion faces additional charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm.

Green faces charges of armed robbery, altering a firearm and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. 

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