Man identified in connection with armed robbery at Miami gas station

Darshiel Pratt, 30, pointed gun at clerk during robbery, police say


MIAMI – A 30-year-old man was identified Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery early this month at a gas station in Miami.

The robbery was reported about 9:15 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Valero gas station at 2200 SW 27th Ave.

Miami police said Darshiel Pratt approached the counter, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded all of the money from inside the cash register.

Police said the clerk, who was in fear for her life, complied with Pratt's demands and handed him all of the money in the register.

Pratt grabbed the cash and fled south on Southwest 27th Avenue, authorities said.

Authorities said the victim identified Pratt in a six-photo lineup.

Pratt faces an armed robbery charge, once he's caught.

Miami police originally said in a news release that Pratt was arrested. A spokesperson later called to correct that report, saying investigators identified the suspect; they did not arrest him.

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