Attempted armed robbery, 1 suspect in custody, illegal firearm recovered

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Shortly before 7:00pm, Tuesday, 24th July 2018 a man armed with a firearm, entered a convenience store on Miami Street, held employees at bay and demanded cash. A struggle ensued between employees and the armed man, resulting in the man being disarmed, and held until police arrived. Officers took the suspect into custody and recovered a .380 pistol and 6 rounds of ammunition. Nothing was taken from the store. No one was injured. The man is expected to be formally charged before the Magistrate Court later this week. Police are asking members of the public, to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery, which occurred Tuesday, 24th July 2018. According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, two armed men, entered a restaurant on Coconut Grove Avenue, held employees at bay and robbed the establishment of cash, before running form the store and making good their escape. Investigations are ongoing.

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