MIAMI (CBSMiami) -There’s a safety alert from Miami Police after some scary moments in which a couple is robbed at gunpoint of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and cash and credit cars.
Police are now searching for the suspects and are asking for the public’s help.
Miami police spokeswoman Kiara Delva told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench “Obviously our detectives want to locate them and hold them accountable for their actions. We consider these individuals armed and dangerous. Although no one was injured in this case, anyone who pulls out a firearm and points it at someone is actually a trigger away from injuring someone. So it’s very important to find those individuals and out them behind bars.”
“We can not do this alone,” she said. “We need the community’s he;p. If anyone has seen or heard anything please contact us with a little more information. At this point we believe this is an isolated incident but we want to catch them before they strike again. We don’t want anyone else falling victim to this senseless crime.”
Dean Haim and Molly Strauss, both 27, said they were walking just south of the intersection of NW 36th and NW 115th Avenue on Sunday, December 1st, around 6:30 p.m. when a man stood in front of them and pulled a gun.
“I’m going to shoot you, I’m going to shoot you, take it off, give me your stuff, I’ll shoot you,” the gunman told the couple according to the incident report.
Fearing for their lives, Haim and Strauss threw their belongings on the ground.
As the gunman gathered up the purse, wallet, and jewelry, he snatched two chains from Strauss’ neck valued at $3,000.
A woman in a white Chrysler picked up the gunman and they drove off.
Haim and Strauss said the gunman and the woman, who was heavyset, appeared to be 30 to 40 years old.
Items stolen included a $300 Michael Kors purse with a $600 Louis Vuitton wallet inside that contained $500 in cash and a number of credit cards, a Gucci purse with $600 inside, and Haim’s three gold chains valued at $3,000.
Police say shortly after the robbery, one of the subjects tried to make a purchase using one of the stolen credit cards.
Delva said “You see that offender attempting to use the victim’s credit card. As seen at the store, that person was wearing a grey colored hoodie with shorts and slippers. The gunman on the scene was a skinny male, about 5’11 to 6’ tall and wearing a green long-sleeved shirt and yellow pants and yellow shorts.”
Anyone with information that can help the police solve this case is urged to contact them at (305) 603-6370 or Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).