Police Hunt For Hialeah ATM Bandits Caught On Camera
HIALEAH (CBS4) – A camera on a Bank of America ATM captured a customer being robbed as he withdrew money from the machine.
Now Hialeah police are asking for the public’s help identifying those responsible. It happened November 30th around 8 p.m. at the Bank of America branch at 900 West 49th Street. On the surveillance video, 36-year-old Yoandre Boizan of Hialeah is withdrawing the cash from the machine when an armed man walks up behind him and points a silver or chrome colored handgun at his head.
“Luckily, although there was a struggle, that we don’t recommend, the suspects left immediately, no shots were fired, no one was hurt,” said Hialeah police spokesman Carl Zogby.
“The victim in this case pulls up in his pickup truck and has a 4-year-old child in his vehicle. That child is a witness to this horrible crime,” Zogby told CBS4′s Peter D’Oench.
Police believe two of the robbers, who are both male, are between 16 and 20 years old. The suspects are both about 6 feet tall, between 150 and 160 pounds. From the video they can’t guess the driver’s age or even tell if it is a male or a female.
Police describe the suspect’s car as a 1995-1999 Nissan Maxima with a spoiler and sun roof.
“You also see the car at the bank parking lot for four minutes at least before this crime happens and then you see it moving around,” said Zogby. “We advise people to be on the lookout for any sort of suspicious activity like this. Sometimes, a car that lingers and then moves around is a tipoff that something is not right.”
Bank Customers including Maria and Tatiana Rodriguez say they’re always on guard.
“I always look behind my shoulder and I never go by myself. I’m always with my mom,” said Tatiana Rodriguez.
With the holidays around the corner, Maria Rodriguez worries that many criminals are looking for Christmas cash .
“It’s like a recession. There’s no money in the street. People are not working,” said Maria Rodriguez.
Police consider these individuals armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hialeah Police Department at (305) 687-2525 or Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 (TIPS).