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Man, 82, dragged by fleeing SUV after thief snatches cash bag

Miami-Dade police release surveillance video of Sept. 7 robbery at Chase branch

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – An 82-year-old man was dragged by a getaway vehicle after he tried to stop a man who snatched a bag full of cash from a bank parking lot in September, police said.

Miami-Dade police on Wednesday released surveillance video of the Sept. 7 robbery in the parking lot of a Chase branch on Southwest Eighth Street.

Detective Angel Rodriguez said the victim was getting into his car when a man ran up to him and snatched the bag, which contained cash and credit cards.

Surveillance video shows the thief run into a waiting black SUV, which police said is possibly a Chevy.

The victim ran toward the SUV to try to get his bag back when the vehicle drove away, dragging him for a few feet before he fell to the pavement.

A white Ford F-150 with what looks like a magnet sign on the door is seen on video pulling out of a parking space and following the SUV. Rodriguez said the driver of the truck is believed to be an accomplice.

The victim was treated for a cut to the back of his head and his hand.

"Horrible, the fact that he was dragged," Rodriguez said. "He could have been killed."

Rodriguez said three men later tried to make a purchase using the victim's stolen credit cards, but they were unsuccessful.

Police are asking for the public's help in finding the culprit or culprits.

"These are very dangerous individuals and we need to get them off the streets," Rodriguez said.


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