Crime

A woman is robbed at gunpoint by three men while in her car. One left a fingerprint behind.

Lavares Champion
Lavares Champion

A fingerprint and security footage helped Hialeah police find three men they say robbed a woman at gunpoint.

Just before 10 a.m. on Thursday, police said men driving two Nissans blocked in a woman outside a home on the 800 block of Southeast Ninth Avenue. Three men, who police believe were Myking Green, Lavares Champion and Dedrick Andrews, leaped out and aimed guns at the 38-year-old woman through the window of her car.

She said Green, 17, opened the door, leaned in and swiped her Michael Kors purse before speeding off. Fifteen minutes later, police said they found security footage of Champion, 25, and Andrews, 21, filling up their cars at the Chevron gas station at 2200 NW 95th Street. Police said a fingerprint on the woman’s car belonged to Green.

Nine hours after the robbery, Hialeah police and SWAT burst into Green’s home, impounded the two cars and retrieved the victim’s stolen purse. They also found two guns inside, which led to charges of removing the serial number from a gun for Green, carrying a concealed weapon for Champion and charges of possessing a gun as a convicted felon for both of them.

Police said Champion ran and hid inside a black 2012 Chevy Cruz. The officer who found him said Champion started to punch him, so the officer used his police dog to apprehend Champion.

Green was charged with armed robbery. Champion and Andrews were charged with possession of a stolen credit card and resisting arrested without violence.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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