2 women carjacked outside apartment complex in Pembroke Pines
Police believe same men responsible for both robberies
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Two women were carjacked at gunpoint last week outside their apartment complex in Pembroke Pines, police said.
Both women were sitting in their parked cars outside the Windmill Lakes community in the 400 block of Southwest 86th Avenue when they were robbed. Police believe the same men were responsible for both robberies.
In the first incident, police said, Angela Nunez, 54, was talking on her phone with the windows down when two men approached her vehicle from both sides about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said both men were armed with handguns.
One of the men put his gun to the side of Nunez's head and told to her get out of her gray 2017 Toyota Corolla. Nunez told Local 10 News on Monday that she began begging for her life.
"Please, please! No, no!" Nunez recalled saying to the gunman.
As she walked away, police said, the man pushed her and told her not turn around. The man then drove off with the vehicle, police said.
Nunez said she was left in the parking lot in a state of shock.
"I felt like I was floating," Nunez said in Spanish.
In the second incident, a 60-year-old woman was about to leave her 2011 silver Hyundai Sonata about 11:30 p.m. Thursday when an armed man opened her passenger side door and climbed inside the car.
Police said the man put his gun to the woman's head and told her to "shut up." Meanwhile, another armed man approached the driver's side door and demanded the woman get out of the vehicle, police said. When she did, the gunmen, along with a third man, got in the car and sped off, police said.
Police said the area was dark and the victims had trouble describing the men. However, Nunez said they were black men in their early 20s, both weighing about 170 pounds and standing roughly 5 feet 7 inches tall.
The robberies have shaken the apartment community. Several residents said Monday they are now afraid to go out alone.
Anyone with information about carjackings is asked to the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200.
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