Two teenage boys awakened Monday morning by a noise coming from their living room were smashed in the head with a blunt object, then ripped off before the offenders fled.
Both were taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where they remained late Monday in stable condition, police said.
The men who hit them took enough time to steal personal items from the victims, then took off. Police wouldn’t say what was stolen and hadn’t captured the home invaders by late Monday.
Police said Alexis Gallegos, 15 and his brother Alfredo Gallegos, 19, were asleep in a home they share with their parents at 14104 SW 281st Ter., when the younger brother heard a noise in the living room at 8:30 a.m.
He went to investigate, was confronted and struck in the head. His older brother heard the commotion and woke up. When he got to the living room, police said, he too was whacked in the head. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took the two to the hospital.
Later Monday morning, as police investigated the crime scene, they said they observed someone leave a neighboring home and went to question him. Police said the man, whose name wasn’t released, was wanted for crimes locally and out of state. He was taken into custody and was being questioned late Monday.