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Video shows man who cops say threw hammer at construction site foreman

Cops: Video shows man robbing Miami Beach construction site

Miami Beach released video of a man who detectives say robbed a Miami Beach construction site and threw a hammer at the foreman.
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Miami Beach released video of a man who detectives say robbed a Miami Beach construction site and threw a hammer at the foreman.

WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE: Miami Beach police have arrested Osmersley Hernandez, 41, of Hialeah. According to Miami Beach police, someone who saw the video recognized Hernandez and his car and contacted Miami police. Miami Beach police say Hernandez denied having a gun, but admitted hitting the victim with a hammer, but claimed he didn’t mean to do it.

He showed up trying to fit in.

Wearing a fluorescent green shirt, hardhat, pants and boots, he easily could blend into the construction site.

Police say the disguise was a ruse to steal items Monday afternoon from a site at 1300 Monad Terrace in Miami Beach.

On Tuesday, police released a video in hopes of identifying the man who can be seen leaving in what is believed to be an older model gray Ford Expedition.

After being spotted on the site by the foreman of Tekton Construction, the man took off, police said. But the foreman followed him down to 10th Street and Lenox Avenue.

There was a struggle, and the man threw a hammer at the foreman, police said. He also threatened the foreman with a gun.

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s with short brown hair and light eyes, then took off again and removed his shirt, hat and boots, which he left on the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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