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Market Burglars Shoot at Dog, Make off with Cash

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Two armed unidentified males held up the 18th Ave Market at 6600 NW 18 Ave. last Thursday but were temporarily distracted by one of the victim's dogs.

Azmi Mustafa and Evelyn D'Souza were working at the store while the suspects walked in wearing face masks, brandishing pistols, and demanding money. One suspect held Mustafa at gunpoint, and another jumped on the counter and demanded D'Souza open the cash register. While she was removing the money, the victim's dog entered the fray, and the suspect took several shots at the canine but missed. Then the criminals decided to grab Mustafa's wallet before fleeing on foot.

Miami-Dade Police are still on the hunt for both. More information and photos after the jump.

Suspect #1 is described as "6 ft 1 in, 195 lbs, short black Afro, dark complexion, medium build, wearing white shirt and gray pants," and Suspect #2 is described as "5 ft 8 in, 170-175 lbs, light complexion, muscular build, multiple tattoos, wearing a white tank top, blue jean shorts."

Suspect #2 obscured his face with a ski mask but didn't bother to hide his tattoos, which were caught in surveillance.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

One of the suspects tangling with the dog.

​More pictures of Suspect #2's tattoos.

Photos and video courtesy of the Miami-Dade Police Department.

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