CRIME

Robbers posing as cops break into West Miami home

 

jsimmons@MiamiHerald.com

Armed robbers posing as police officers broke into a West Miami house Friday night, tying up the residents, ransacking their home and fleeing with their BMW.

The family members in the house, near the intersection of Southwest 12th Street and 64th Avenue, were awoken late Friday night by the three armed men, West Miami Police told Miami-Herald news partner CBS4.

The men wore black clothes with police insignia and tied up the family members’ hands, including the childrens,’ with zip-tie handcuffs.

Then they stole several items from the house and fled with the family’s silver 2006 BMW, according to CBS4.

West Miami Police are looking for the robbers and the BMW, with license plate number CARK34, and have urged anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

There was a similar robbery on June 29 in Hialeah, where three armed men posing as FBI agents broke into a home, tied up a resident and stole cash.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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