3 arrested after armed robbery in Hialeah ends in crash

Three robbery suspects were taken into custody Tuesday after a chase ended in a car crash in Hialeah.

It all started at about 1:10 p.m. at Cash America Pawn Shop in the 1700 block of West 84th Street, where two suspects smashed a display case and stole several items from the store, police said.

One of those suspects was armed during the robbery, police said, and pointed a gun at a male employee who was behind a bullet resistant glass. 

While the employee was being held at gunpoint the other man involved in the robbery broke jewelry showcases and scooped jewelry into a plastic bin, police said.

"They run out to an Orange Dodge Dart that was waiting outside with a getaway driver and we pick up this call from dispatch," Sgt. Carl Zogby said. 

A chase then ensued. 

The suspects eventually crashed into a black Volkswagen at Red Road and West 84th Street. 

After the crash the three suspects ran away, but was quickly taken into custody after, Zogby said.

One of the suspects was bitten by a Hialeah police dog while fleeing, Zogby said. The other two were apprehended after a short foot pursuit. 

Police have not released the names of the suspects but believe they may have been involved in similar robberies outside of Hialeah. 

The driver of the Volkswagen was injured in the crash and taken to an area hospital.

"It's family, of course you're glad she's OK. Other than that, she's fine," driver's son-in-law said. "That's what we're happy about. The car can always be replaced." 


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