Armed man robs TD Bank branch in Miami

Thief believed to also be involved in Hialeah bank robbery

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Liane Morejon - Reporter

MIAMI - The FBI is investigating after a TD Bank branch was robbed Monday morning in Miami.

The incident was reported around 9 a.m. at the TD Bank branch at 720 NW 57th Ave.

According to FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock, the robber pulled out a gun and ordered everyone to lay on the floor. 

He then jumped over a counter and demanded money from an employee, Leverock said.  

Customer Miguel Xiques told Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon that he walked into the bank as the robbery was in progress. 

"When I got in, there was a lady on the floor -- 40-something, 50-something years old. She said, 'Get on the floor! Get on the floor!' I said, 'What?'"

Xiques said he got on his hands and knees and then crawled toward the entrance of the bank before "running like hell."

It's unclear how much cash was taken during the robbery.

Miami police responded to the scene, but have since handed over the investigation to the FBI. 

The robber is believed to have fled the area in a stolen Scion TC. 

Leverock said investigators believe the same man robbed a First Bank branch Saturday morning at 1325  W. 49th St. in Hialeah.

In that case, the robber fled the scene on a bicycle. 

Leverock said the robber should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call the FBI at 754-703-2000 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
 

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