Woman, boyfriend carjacked at gunpoint in Miami

3 armed men drive away in couple's rental car

MIAMI – A woman and her boyfriend were carjacked at gunpoint early Friday in Miami.

Naseem Zarafshan said her boyfriend picked her up from work and was dropping her off at home on Southwest 33rd Court when they were carjacked.

"I got out of the car, took some stuff from the trunk, walked inside and then while I was walking inside, some guys just pulled up behind us with a gun, told him to get on the ground and give him everything …  so he gave them his phone and wallet and then they got in the car and just took off," Zarafshan said.

She said the ordeal lasted about 20 seconds.

Naseem Zarafshan explains how she and her boyfriend were carjacked by three armed men.

"I was like, 'Oh my God. Are we gonna die?' I felt like my life was on the line, as well as his," Zarafshan said. 

Neither one of them was hurt, but Zarafshan said the car was a rental because her boyfriend's car was being repaired after a recent crash.

Miami police soon spotted the stolen Nissan Altima, which crashed into a fence near Northwest 19th Avenue and Northwest 18th Street after a brief pursuit.

Police said two men have been detained for questioning and a third man remains at large.

"It's just crazy that this could happen at any time anywhere, really," Zarafshan said. "I felt safe, but not anymore."

Zarafshan said she only saw one gun during the carjacking, but police believe all three culprits were armed.

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Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.