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For Immediate Release:
January 06, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Dan Ferrin
df@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Robbery
Case #: PD161026404724
Date & Time of Occurrence: 10/26/2016 at approx. 1:00 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 20821 S. Dixie Highway
  Miami, Florida
   
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Cristina Font , (W/F)
Victim's DOB: 07/24/1958
Victim's Age: 58
Victim's Address: 12042 SW 220 Street
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Unknown, (W/M)
Subject's Age: 30-35
Subject #2:
Subject's Name: Unknown, (W/M)
Subject's Age: 38-42
Subject #3:
Subject's Name: Unknown , (/F)
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Ford / SUV
Vehicle Color: Tan or Gold


Lottery Scam


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department's Robbery Bureau is seeking the assistance of the community in identifying and/or locating two men who assaulted and robbed a victim of $10,000 during a lottery scam.

Investigators say that, Cristina Font, was walking through the parking lot at 20821 South Dixie Highway on the afternoon of October 26, at about one in the afternoon, when she was approached by two subjects working in conjunction in an attempt to scam the victim of money. During the conversation, one of the subjects told the victim he had a winning lottery ticket but he was not a legal resident and so could not redeem the ticket. The subject then called by phone a third individual posing as a Florida lottery employee verifying the winning numbers. The subject then advised that he needed $40,000 as collateral while the victim cashed the lottery ticket. The victim then got into the subjects vehicle and went to her home and bank to retrieve a total of $10,000. The subject then stated they were going to cash the lottery ticket at a location in Homestead and while in route stopped at about SW 220 Street and 124 Avenue where one subject began to choke the victim while the second subject stole her purse. The subjects pulled the victim out of the vehicle and fled southbound on SW 124 Avenue.   

Ms. Font suffered minor injuries during the incident.

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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MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT
9105 Northwest 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172-1500
(305)471-1780