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For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta
azabaleta@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Armed Robbery
Case #: PD130709252086
Date & Time of Occurrence: 07/09/2013 at 6:30 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: U.S. 1 S.W. 184th Street (Busway)
  Miami, Florida
   
Victim #1:
Victim Name: Eric Cooke, (W/M)
Victim Age: 30
Victim Address: 700 SE 1st Street
  Homestead, Florida, 
Subject #1:
Subject Name: Unknown, (B/M)
Subject Age: 19-23
Subject Description: 5'8", 150 lbs.
Subject #2:
Subject Name: Unknown, (B/M)
Subject Age: 19-23
Subject Description: 5'8", 150 lbs.


Armed Robbery


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Robbery Bureau, is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the above listed location.  According to investigators, the victim, Eric Cooke, was riding a Miami-Dade Transit bus when the subjects snatched the victim’s phone and exited.  The victim chased the subjects while demanding his cell phone.  Once the victim made contact with subject #1, he was punched and kicked by subject #2, who then utilized a folding chair to continue striking the victim.  The victim sustained multiple lacerations and was transported to Jackson South Hospital. 

Surveillance video captured the image of the subject and investigators are seeking the assistance of the community in identifying and/or locating this individual. Video surveillance footage may be obtained from the FTP site.


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
   

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