Search on for fake agents in Hialeah home invasion robbery


The search continued on Sunday for suspects in a home invasion robbery pulled off by robbers wearing fake jackets that said FBI.

According to investigators, five people were inside the home at the time of the Saturday morning home invasion. The three armed robbers eventually made off with an undetermined amount of cash from a small safe inside the Hialeah home.

“The victims said three males dressed as FBI agents or cops wearing raid jackets, police hats, forced their way into the house at gunpoint. Held them captive for several minutes as they ransacked the house,” said Hialeah police spokesman Carl Zogby. “During that time they tied up one of the victims, unknown for what reason.”

After grabbing the money, police said the intruders escaped in a white Hummer from the home near the corner of West 74th Place and West 36th Avenue.

“The three of them were armed with handguns, so it was a very dangerous situation,” said Zogby. “Luckily they didn’t shoot anybody. No one was hurt physically in any way. They left with some money.”

When police arrived at neighbors began coming outside to see what happened.

Police interviewed the victims to try to determine whether the people inside the home were targeted.

“We don’t know at this moment why they would be targeted,” said Zogby. “But a large percentage of these cases are not random and they are targeted because someone believes you have cash in the house or something of value. A lot of times, we do develop leads from the victims themselves who might have an idea of why they were targeted.”

Anyone with any information on the home invasion is asked to call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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