Volunteers Take To The Streets In Search Of Men Who Killed Rabbi
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Community volunteers fanned out with fliers across the northeast Miami-Dade neighborhood where rabbi Joseph Raksin was gunned down while waking to synagogue last weekend.
They were gathering tips that could help police catch the two young men who they say pulled the trigger Saturday morning during a possible botched robbery.
“We would like the people caught and we could like to know that we’re safe,” said Oralee Kanner who lives in the neighborhood.
The Miami-Dade Police Department command center has become somewhat of a permanent fixture in the area. A show of force as they hunt for the killers.
Thursday night the North Miami Beach Police Department searched for houses with surveillance cameras that may provide critical clues.
“Get as much info out there and hopefully we can get something to help assist closing the case,” said Officer John Philone.
Detectives said at least one home video captured a vehicle of interest. They are looking for a silver or light colored Toyota Tundra with an extended cab.
Whoever was inside may have seen something significant to the investigation. A source close to the investigation tells CBS4 News the video also shows a man matching the description a witness gave of one of the killers.
In the video, you see a young man wearing a yellow shirt jogging a few blocks from the crime scene minutes after the murder.
They also believe another camera may have captured one of the killers.
“They will catch this perpetrator. It’s time to give up. Come forward, make some kind of a deal because the police will get you,” said community activist Joseph Lunger.