Police search for South Dade grocery store robbery suspect


Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect in at least three grocery store robberies in South Miami-Dade last month.

Police have identified the suspect as Ulysses Gilbert, 21, of Miami-Dade.

On Nov. 15, Gilbert walked into a grocery store at 11607 SW 216th St., jumped over the counter and demanded money, while holding two employees at knife-point.

Gilbert allegedly got away with approximately $2,000, police said.

One of the employees suffered a deep puncture wound as a result of the incident. She was treated on the scene.

The following day, police say Gilbert returned to the same grocery store, jumped over the counter armed with a knife and demanded money.

A physical altercation ensued between him and an employee. Then Gilbert allegedly cut the employee several times before grabbing an unknown amount of cash from the register.

The injured employee was later airlifted to the Kendall Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

Police also believe Gilbert may be responsible for another armed robbery in Miami-Dade.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gilbert is asked to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.

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