MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami Police have arrested a man they said was caught on camera trying to rob from an armored truck Wednesday afternoon.
Surveillance cameras outside a business located at SW 17 Ave. and 11th St. captured the moments before and after the attempted robbery.
Video shows a man in a bright orange shirt walk up to one of the armored car driver and push him to the ground.
The force of the push sent the worker, who was making a delivery, tumbling down.
That’s when the attempted robber is seen trying to grapple with a rolling cart the worker had been holding but let go of during the fall.
The attempted robber quickly runs away – with nothing in hand – as the driver pulls out his gun.
“I heard two loud booms but I had no idea it was gun fire,” said Ingrid Sanchez who heard shots.
Police say it was definitely gunfire she heard.
“The driver was able to take out his weapon, fire a few rounds. The offender did flee the scene,” said Lt. Freddie Cruz with Miami Police.
One woman doing laundry at business next door said the shots “sounded like fireworks but stronger.”
“I see the shot and it was the guy from the Brinks, he was on the floor when that happened and then the guy he just left,” Katia Barajona.
Frightened, she ran back into the laundromat to get away.
Although several shots were fired during the attempted robbery, no one was injured.
“I am happy to report that there were no injuries,” said Lt. Cruz.
Soon after the attempted robbery – and just a few blocks away – police surrounded a black car. Inside they found a man that fits the description of the guy seen in the video.
However, the FBI, who is also investigating this case and spent most of the evening collecting evidence at the scene, said they are still looking for possibly two people involved in this attempted robbery.
“At this moment we do have a person of interest in custody. We’re not exactly sure if it’s the offender that we’re looking for so we still need the community to come together,” said Lt. Cruz.
If you have any information that can help authorities, please call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471- TIPS.