Two Teenage Girls, Including a 14-Year-Old, Arrested for Little Havana Armed Robbery
Miami Police arrested four young suspects, including two teenage girls, on suspicion of robbing a Little Havana man at gunpoint early this morning.
Salene Cala, age 14, and Estefay Ferrera, 16, were arrested after police pulled their car over just after 6:30 a.m. They're accused of helping an 18-year-old man, Olin Lopez, and a 21-year-old woman, Gloria Herrera, pull off the robbery.
Here's what happened, according to Det. William Moreno, a Miami PD spokesman:
Just before 6 this morning, a man was walking to his car in Little Havana, near SW Sixth Avenue and Third Street. A gray Nissan with several girls and one man inside pulled up, and the man jumped out with a gun in hand, demanding money.
The victim, whom police haven't identified, gave up his wallet. But he also took note of the Nissan's license plate before it sped away, and police spotted the car about a half-hour later.
Cops quickly arrested Lopez and charged him with armed robbery and use of a firearm to commit a felony. Cala and Herrera both face charges of being principals to an armed robbery. Ferrera, the 16-year-old girl, apparently didn't give up quite so easily.
According to an arrest report, she fled after police pulled over the Nissan. When officers caught up to her, she allegedly kicked one in the leg and punched him in the chest. Once she was handcuffed, she allegedly let loose with some serious threats:
"If you don't let me go, I'm going to get my gang of MS-13 and blow up your fucking gray Impala, you muthafucking pig. Let me go. I'm going to put a fucking bomb under your car...," Ferrera screamed, according to the report.
The arrest report notes Ferrara was born in Honduras, where MS-13 -- the notorious gang she mentioned -- has a strong foothold. But it's not clear whether the four suspects had any actual gang ties.
Ferrara was charged with four felonies: obstruction of justice, resisting with violence, battery of a police officer, and threatening a public servant.
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