Man with BBQ fork threatens woman during robbery at Miami store

Woman was holding baby during incident

MIAMI – A man with a BBQ fork threatened a woman who was holding her baby earlier this month during a robbery at a store in Miami, authorities said.

"I was thinking, like, what would happen to my baby?" the victim, who did not want to be identified, said.  

The armed robbery was reported shortly before 7 p.m. March 8 at the R A Discount Store at 1412 SW Third St.

Miami police said the victim, who works at the store, saw the man enter the business and walk to the rear of the store.

Surveillance video shows the man approaching the victim as she was holding her child, ordering her to place the baby down as he held a BBQ fork to her stomach, and to give him all the money in the cash register.

"He just told me, like, 'Keep the baby down.' Then, '(I'll) kill you. Move, move, move,'" the victim said. 

Police said the victim complied and the thief got away with $1,500 in cash.

"I kept calm, and I was just standing there. I didn't open the counter. I didn't do anything," the victim said. "He just opened the counter and he left."

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Miami Police Department's Robbery Unit at 305-603-6370 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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