Man, woman work together to rob tourist in Miami Beach, police say

Cellphone, ID, cash taken from victim

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Janine Stanwood - Anchor/Reporter

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Miami Beach police are searching for a man and a woman who they said worked together to rob a tourist earlier this week.

"I didn't even see his face," the victim said. "I just felt that he was bigger, stronger than me."

The robbery was reported around 3 a.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Euclid Avenue.

Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said the victim, who is visiting from Poland, was on the way back to the apartment building where she's staying when a man approached her from behind and knocked her to the ground.

"He attacked me from behind, so I was in shock completely, so I was not aware of what was happening. It was a couple of seconds, you know?" the victim said. "We fell down on the ground, and I was trying to fight a little bit, but he was stronger."

Rodriguez said the man's accomplice acted as a lookout as the man struck the victim several times before taking off with her cellphone, ID and $20 in cash.

"So (they are) a dangerous duo that we need someone to identify," he said.

The victim doesn't want anyone else to suffer the same misery.

"I travel a lot and I've been to many places. But this kind of situation -- first time. And it was horrible," the victim said.

Anyone with information about the duo's identities is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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