Oh thank heaven for 7-Eleven's oven timer. Police are on the lookout for two men who attempted a ballsy armed robbery at a convenience store near the Dade-Broward county line back in March, but the men were unable to complete their heist. Why? Because they were scared off by an alarming noise that turned out merely to be the store's oven timer going off.
The incident happened back on March 2 at around 6 in the morning at the 7-Eleven on 1000 NE 215th Street in North Miami-Dade.
Two men dressed all in black, one in a hoodie and another in a masked cap, entered the store and pulled out a semiautomatic firearm. One suspect stood watch as the other used the gun to demand the other customers get on the ground and to get the clerk to empty out the cash register.
The clerk was nervous and unable to open the cash register, and one of the suspects brandished the gun and threatened to kill the clerk. That's when the loud noise went off and the men went off running on foot to the east.
The men did, however, take off with one victim's wallet. About $70 was inside.
The incident was captured on surveillance cameras, and Miami-Dade Police now need help identifying the men. Both men are believed to be in their 20s. One is described to be about 5'10 and 180 to 200 pounds. The other is around 5'8 and 130 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).
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