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Arrest Made In Hialeah Thefts Case, One Remains At Large

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HIALEAH (CBSMiami) -- Hialeah Police have arrested one of the men wanted for the robbery of various electronics from major stores in the area.

Officers arrested Jahvanie Antoine, 23, over the weekend, charged with strong arm robbery.

Meantime, the search continues for another man wanted for the robberies.

Hialeah Electronics Robberies / Man At Large
Hialeah Police are searching for a man they say stole electronics from various stores in Hialeah. (Source: Hialeah Police)

Investigators say both men walked into a K-Mart located at 1460 W 49 Street on Octover 24th.

Cameras inside the store captured one of the men grabbing a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and snipping the wired security device. Police said the two men then headed for the exit without paying for the tablet.

When employees tried to stop them, officers said Antoine reached into his pocket and said "I have something for you." They both later walked out of the store with the item and got away in a waiting car.

In another incident, police said both men walked into a Best Buy located at 4001 W 20 Avenue and grabbed a number of X-Box One game consoles before trying to exit the store without paying.

Employees again tried to stop the men and a struggle ensued prompting the men to drop the boxes and run out of the store.

But it didn't stop there. Police said Antoine went back into the store, threatened to shoot the employees and grabbed one of the game console boxes before walking out and getting away in a car.

As for the second man wanted, investigators are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.


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