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Officers search for suspect in truck robbery in Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Officers are searching for a robbery suspect after arresting a suspected accomplice on Monday in Miami-Dade County’s West Little River neighborhood.

There was yellow crime scene tape surrounding an unmarked white van that was parked at The Village Flea Market & Mall at 7900 NW 25th Ave.

Crime scene tape surrounds a parked unmarked white van on Monday at The Village Flea Market & Mall at 7900 NW 25th Ave. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

Officers also used crime scene tape to close Southwest 27th Avenue at 82nd Street, in front of a Wendy’s Restaurant.

According to Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, a victim said there were two robbers in a black Sports Utility Vehicle taking bags of cash from the parked truck.

A police dog tracks a suspect on Monday in Miami-Dade County's West Little River neighborhood. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

At about 10:45 a.m., Zabaleta said the search for the second subject continued.

At 12:50 p.m., officers still had a perimeter set up east of the mall and a police dog was tracking the suspect.

Local 10 News Photojournalist David Silver contributed to this report.


About the Authors:

Parker Branton joined Local 10 News in January 2019 as a reporter. He was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, but now loves living on the sunny beaches of South Florida.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.