Second Latin Cafeteria Restaurant shooting victim dies

A second woman died Sunday morning of wounds she received in a shooting at the Latin Cafeteria Restaurant that also claimed the life of her sister, Miami-Dade police said. 

Yenant Guardado, 38, was pronounced dead Sunday after she was wounded in Saturday’s shooting. Her sister, Madlin Guardado, 39, was also killed. 

The Guarado sisters were working in the restaurant when Jose Reina, 84, came in and began shooting, police said. 

Reina fled in a Jeep Cherokee and shot himself shortly thereafter, police said. He was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

 

 

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FBI searches for man accused of robbing bank in Miami Lakes

A man wearing a white T-shirt over a gray hooded sweatshirt robbed a Bank of America branch in Miami Lakes on Saturday, according to authorities. 

Surveillance video shows a man demanding money from a bank employee at the teller window of the branch at 18400 NW 67 Ave. 

“There were customers in the bank at the time of the robbery,” FBI Special Agent Michael D. Leverock said in a statement. “There were no injuries.”

According to FBI spokesman Jim Marshall the bank robber walked away from the bank. 

Marshall and Leverock are asking anyone with information about the bank robber to call 754-703-2000 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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FBI searches for man accused of robbing bank

A man wearing a white T-shirt over a gray hooded sweatshirt robbed a Bank of America branch Saturday, according to authorities.

Surveillance video shows a man demanding money from a bank employee at the teller window of the branch at 18400 NW 67 Ave. in unincorporated west Miami-Dade.

“There were customers in the bank at the time of the robbery,” FBI Special Agent Michael D. Leverock said in a statement. “There were no injuries.”

According to FBI spokesman Jim Marshall the bank robber walked away from the bank.

Marshall and Leverock are asking anyone with information about the bank robber to call 754-703-2000 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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Man accused of trying to purchase Cadillac Escalade with stolen identity appears in court

A South Florida man appeared in bond court Thursday after police said he tried to purchase a Cadillac SUV with a stolen identity.

Salespeople at Vera Cadillac in Pembroke Pines said Israel Valle, 57, walked in Wednesday like a regular customer, wanting to buy a black Cadillac Escalade worth almost $100,000.

They said Valle said he was in hurry and had only 10 minutes to purchase the vehicle.

Pembroke Pines police said Valle has done the same thing at other dealerships, and that this is an ongoing investigation.

Employees said they were tipped off by sister dealership Williamson Cadillac that a ring of people have been trying to buy vehicles with fake information.

“Williamson forwarded us photos of the gentleman, so we knew what he looked like prior to (this incident), and then once the situation began to unfold, it was just too similar,” salesman Jorge Ovalles said.

Valle, who authorities said got away with a car from the Williamson dealership, was arrested at the dealership in Pembroke Pines.

“We’re glad he’s off the streets because this happens everyday in this business,” general sales manager Jorge Morales said.

Morales said vigilance and communication on their part helped put a stop to the accused repeat fraudster.

“I tell all my salespeople to be vigilant, let us know if they think something’s not right and we’ll talk to that customer,” Morales said.

Valle is being held in lieu of a $70,000 bond.

He faces multiple charges, including possession of a forged driver’s license or ID, grand theft auto and fraudulently impersonating or using another person’s ID.

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Convicted child molester’s wife believes he is innocent

After a former Deerfield Beach swimming instructor was found guilty of sexually assaulting three 6-year-old girls during class, his family still believed in his innocence on Friday. 

Francisco De Aragon II was working at the Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center when he was accused of slipping his hand beneath the girls’ bathing suit bottom in 2015. The girls testified in court. 

Savannah Albury, his wife, said she just can’t believe her husband did what the girls said he did. 

“He doesn’t deserve this. He doesn’t deserve this at all,” Albury said. 

His father, Frank De Aragon, also believes in his innocence. He said he doubts, because his son had plenty of opportunities to do that during other jobs where he was exposed to children. 

“Perhaps the children felt something, but it wasn’t what they are saying it was,” his father said. 

De Aragon worked at the Boca West Country Club, at Obridge Academy in West Palm Beach and as a life guard in South Carolina. 

Albury said Aragon, who rejected a 25-year plea deal and testified in court, was planning to appeal the verdict. His conviction of sexual battery on a minor and lewd and lascivious molestation on a minor now comes with a mandatory life sentence.

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Masked robber points gun at cashier’s head at Dania Beach convenience store

An armed masked robber jumped in front of a customer at a South Florida convenience store to rob a clerk, authorities said.

The robbery was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. April 8 at a Stop N Go at 2501 Stirling Road.

Surveillance video shows the thief waving a gun at the clerk through the open partition and demanding cash.

Deputies said the robber jumped through the opening of the partition when the clerk didn’t move quickly enough and pressed a gun to the clerk’s head.

The thief snatched money from a box, pistol-whipped the clerk across the head and ordered the clerk to open the cash drawer, deputies said.

Authorities said the thief then dragged and pushed the clerk to open a door for him so he could escape.

The armed robber was wearing a ski mask, a black hoodie with red writing on the front and jeans, deputies said.

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call Detective Theophilus Woulard at 954-321-4553. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime County Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

  

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