Thief Steals Metrorail Security Guard's Gun in Hialeah UPDATED
A security guard at a Metrorial station in Hialeah had her gun and gun belt stolen from her at a Hialeah station early Tuesday morning. Police are now searching for the subject.
Police say the incident happened early Tuesday morning. According to WSVN, the guard was working at the East 21st Street and First Avenue stop in Hialeah when the alleged thief stole her gun and gun belt and then took off.
Cops responded to the scene but are still looking for a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
This is the latest embarrassment for Wackenhut, the private company whose guards patrol the rail system. Two high-level company employees had been hit with racketeering charges for overbilling the county, but those charges were dropped in 2011.
Update: Wackenhut no longer patrols the Metrorail system. The employee might work for either 50 States Security or Professional Private Investigations, the companies hired after Wackenhut's dismissal.
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