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Miami police arrest two people involved in armed robbery, recover stolen Rolex watches – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – Two men have been arrested following a violent armed robbery in Miami that left the victims in need of medical treatment.

The incident occurred around 3:55 a.m. on May 12 at the intersection of Northwest Third Street and 23rd Avenue.

According to Miami police, three victims were sitting in their vehicle when they were approached by two Hispanic men, later identified as 28-year-old Yeuris Baez and 23-year-old Victor Yariel Polanco. One victim expected a robbery and managed to hide his Rolex watch under his seat before the crime duo demanded the watches.

When the victim refused to comply, he was put in a headlock and pistol-whipped until he lost consciousness, resulting in a laceration and bruising to the back of his head. Meanwhile, Polanco and Baez searched another victim’s purse and took his car keys to prevent her from escaping.

Miami Police Department investigators were able to access surveillance footage that corroborated the victim’s statements and demonstrated the premeditated nature of the attack. Authorities confirmed that the victims involved in the robbery were targeted.

The next day, investigators were able to locate the getaway car, where they found two Rolex watches identical to the one described by the victims.

There are charges against both perpetrators, including armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary causing bodily harm.

Miami-Dade Police are continuing their investigation into this incident and ask anyone with information to contact the Robbery Unit at (305) 603-6370. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS and may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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