Police search for attackers who brutalized elderly Opa-locka shop owner

 

jsimmons@MiamiHerald.com

Opa-locka police are searching for the attackers who tied up an elderly man and beat him unconscious in his auto shop on Ali Baba Avenue.

In a news conference outside Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center Friday afternoon, 76-year Armando Hernandez’s wife and nephew urged anyone who knew about Thursday’s crime to call the police.

“I want people to come forward,” said Hernandez’s wife, Xiomara Arencibia.

Investigators said they didn’t yet know if anything was stolen at Hernandez’s shop, Armando Carburetors, 290 Ali Baba Ave.

Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton told reporters that Hernandez was a “pillar of this community,” and that the motive for the beating hadn’t yet been determined.

Hernandez has owned Armando Carburetors for 32 years, according to Miami Herald news partner CBS4.

Jackson Health System spokesman Edwin O’Dell said Friday evening that Hernandez was in critical but stable condition.

Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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