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Cameras catch brawl between cigarette thieves and store employees at Miami Walgreens

Cameras catch brawl between cigarette thieves and store employees at Miami Walgreens

Two women and a man started stuffing boxes and cartons into a purse around 7:30 p.m. at the Walgreens at 2655 South Dixie Highway on July 24, said Miami-Dade police. A clerk confronted them, and the encounter got physical.
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Two women and a man started stuffing boxes and cartons into a purse around 7:30 p.m. at the Walgreens at 2655 South Dixie Highway on July 24, said Miami-Dade police. A clerk confronted them, and the encounter got physical.

A trio of cigarette thieves got violent in a Miami Walgreens — kicking, punching and even biting a store clerk when they got caught.

Two women and a man started stuffing boxes and cartons into a purse around 7:30 p.m. at the Walgreens at 2655 South Dixie Highway on July 24, said Miami-Dade police. A clerk confronted them, and the encounter got physical.

Security footage shows the thieves chucking whatever they could get their hands on, including boxes of soda cans, at the store employee, who jumped into the fray. One of the women bit the worker on her finger in the exchange. A store manager tried to intervene but got punched in the face.

The robbers ran from the store, and one woman shoved a plastic sign outside, nearly knocking it into a man in a wheelchair. They piled into a silver 4-door Nissan Maxima and took off.

Police describe the male suspect as a man, 30, with a full beard, wearing a blue uniform shirt and khaki pants. The first woman, also 30, had long hair and was wearing a white and gray striped shirt with cammo pants. The third suspect is a 30-year-old woman wearing a purple shirt and purple leggings.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Miami Police Department’s Robbery Unity at 305-603-6370.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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