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Suspects on BMX bikes attempt to rob woman in gym parking lot

According to detectives, a woman was talking on her phone while walking across the parking lot of a Youfit Gym on 553 Northwest 79th St. on the evening of July 18. As the woman was walking, suspects on BMX bikes tried to snatch her phone from out
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According to detectives, a woman was talking on her phone while walking across the parking lot of a Youfit Gym on 553 Northwest 79th St. on the evening of July 18. As the woman was walking, suspects on BMX bikes tried to snatch her phone from out

A woman was talking on her cell phone and walking to her car after a trip to the gym in mid-July.

Then, her phone was snatched from her hand. When she reached for it, a suspect on a BMX-style bike “ran her over” in the parking lot, Miami Police said.

Now, police have released a video of the incident, in hopes that someone would be able to identify the two suspects and one accomplice who took part in the incident.

In the video, the man rides into the YouFit Gym parking lot at 553 Northwest 79th St. in El Portal at around 7:45 p.m. on July 18 and snatches the phone. He dropped the phone and when the woman tried to grab it from the ground, another suspect, also on a BMX bike, knocks her over before leaving the lot, police said.

While on the ground, the woman, who was not named, told police that she saw the two suspects and another accomplice leave westbound. She was treated for minor injuries.

Police described the suspects as between 13 and 16 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Miami Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (305) 603-670. Those with information that wish to remain anonymous can contact Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471- TIPS (8477).

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