14-year-old boy home alone during armed home invasion robbery, police say

Thieves steal electronic items from southwest Miami-Dade home

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A 14-year-old boy was home alone last week when he became the victim of an armed home invasion robbery, authorities said.

The crime was reported shortly after 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the area of Southwest 105th Avenue and 172nd Street in southwest Miami-Dade.

Police said the boy heard a knock at the door and opened it, only to be confronted by two armed men.

The boy, who police said was in fear for his life, ran toward the kitchen and the robbers followed him.

Authorities said the robbers, who are believed to be between 28 and 30, forced the boy to lay on the ground and wrap his head with his own shirt.

Police said the men then stole electronic items from the home before leaving through a back door. 

The teen was not injured.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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