Miami-Dade police are investigating an armed robbery that involved three people impersonating a police officer.
According to investigators, Alberto Martell, 21, and Antuan Carpio, 37, were in a car in the area of Southwest 45th Street and 123rd Avenue when they saw a black Dodge, possibly a Charger, driving behind them with flashing headlights at about 3:20 on Tuesday morning.
The men then noticed that red and blue lights started to flash on the Dodge, which led them to believe it was a police vehicle.
Two subjects wearing ski masks, armed with a gun and what police called an “electronic control device,” approached the two men in their car and demanded the victims’ property and money, Miami-Dade police Det. Lee Cowart said in a release.
After a brief struggle, one of the suspects activated the device and struck one of the men.
The subjects got away with a gold chain, a gold ring, and about $2,000, according to Cowart.
As the two subjects walked away, one of the victims saw a third subject standing by the Dodge. The subjects fled westbound on Southwest 45th Street.
Police ask that if you have information about this incident, call CrimeStoppers at 305-471-8477 or visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com.