Miami Heat player robbed at restaurant; search on for two suspects

Miami Heat player Roger Mason Jr.
Miami Heat player Roger Mason Jr.
Hector Gabino / Staff Photo

Two suspects are in custody and two more on the run in connection with the robbery of a Miami Heat player and his sister at a Biscayne Boulevard restaurant.

According to Miami police, four men robbed patrons at Ni Do Cafe, an Italian restaurant at 7295 Biscayne Blvd. Among them was Heat backup guard Roger Mason Jr. , whose Rolex watch was taken. His sister lost her purse in the hold-up.

Police issued a bulletin for the suspects and the dark Escalade they were driving.

On Monday, the investigation led to the vehicle. Members of the Tactical Robbery Unit tried to stop the Escalade at Northeast 17th Avenue and 148th Street, but the driver fled, leading to a brief police pursuit.

The fleeing vehicle then rammed a police cruiser and came to a stop. Police arrested two of the robbery suspects. Two remain at large. Mason’s watch was recovered.

Anyone with information about the robbers is asked to call Miami police’s robbery unit at 305-603-6370.

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