Hialeah

Armed robbery leads to chase, crash and a bite by a police dog

Hialeah police say two men including the one pictured entered a pawn shop Tuesday and robbed it at gunpoint. They then took off in a stolen car driven by a third man. All three were later captured by police.
Hialeah police say two men including the one pictured entered a pawn shop Tuesday and robbed it at gunpoint. They then took off in a stolen car driven by a third man. All three were later captured by police.

An armed robbery at a Hialeah pawn shop Tuesday led to a police chase, a crash and one of three robbers being bitten by a police dog.

According to police, the incident started at about 1:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Cash America Pawn Shop, 1726 W. 68th St.

Video from store surveillance cameras shows two men running in and smashing jewelry cases before putting various items in a blue bin.

The pair then got in a stolen Dodge Dart, driven by another man, police said. Meanwhile, police were alerted to the armed robbery.

Cops spotted the car and pursued it to the intersection of West Fourth Avenue and 84th Street, where it crashed with another car, according to police. The female driver received minor injuries.

After the crash, the three robbers took off on foot and were soon captured by officers. One of the men was bitten by a Hialeah police K9 officer.

Police say the trio may be wanted in similar robberies outside of Hialeah.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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