NORTH MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Authorities have found three children who were allegedly taken by two men in an apparent robbery and extortion attempt — and say they know at least one of the suspects they’re looking for.READ MORE: Situation At Matheson Hammock Park In Miami-Dade Heats Up
Investigators said it all started inside a home located at 13395 Arch Creek Road.
A father was inside with his children — ages 2, 3, and 5 months — when two armed black men in their 20’s knocked on the door.
“They forced him into the car with the kids, drive to the bank and they enter the bank,” said North Miami Police Asst. Chief Neal Cuevas. “One, at least, stayed in the car with the three kids.”
Authorities said once the man was inside the bank, he got nervous, ran back to the car with his accomplice and took off.
The children, however, were still sitting in the back seat.READ MORE: FEMA-Funded South Florida Sites To Administer First Doses Of Pfizer Vaccines
Several hours later, the kids showed up at a police station in a taxi cab. But the cab driver didn’t say much.
Neither did the victims’ family.
“I just know they are okay and we are trying to figure out everything,” said Lornnia, a family cousin.
North Miami Police are now trying to unravel just what happened, including whether or not the suspects and victims knew each other.
“There has to be some type of connection. As far as what that connection is, we don’t know. Still investigating, still talking to the parents,” said NMPD’s Natallie Buissereth.
Police named one of the suspects as 20-year-old Terrance Hill. He’s considered armed and dangerous.MORE NEWS: CVS, NAACP Team Up To Get COVID Vaccines To People Of Color In South Florida
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.