Robbers posing as police raid home, tie up family members, police say

Armed men tie up adults in home as children watch

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A man, woman and cable repair worker were tied up as two young children witnessed two armed men raid a home in Miami-Dade on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Jennifer Capote, with the Miami-Dade Police Department, said a Comcast cable worker was inside the home at 2203 NW 104th Terrace doing repairs when the robbers, claiming to be Miami police and dressed in body armor, stormed into the home about 3:30 p.m.

Police said the intruders tied up the cable man, mother and father as their children, ages 3 and 12, looked on.

Police said the men got away with jewelry and about $500 in cash.

A neighbor's surveillance captured the moments leading up to the violent robbery.

"There were two gentlemen that came out of the car and came through over here dressed up as cops," neighbor Glenda Mendez said. "This neighborhood has never had any problems or any issues going on. It is very scary."

The assailants are described as being white and black, between the ages of 20 and 30, and approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall.

The men were last seen in a newer-model black Jeep Cherokee.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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