|The Miami-Dade Police Department, Police Operations Section, is investigating an aggravated battery, where an elderly man was beaten.
According to investigators, uniformed officers responded to an unprovoked attack to an elderly man on the Metromover train. The victim, who was sitting in the train, was approached by an unknown male who began to repeatedly punch and kick him. The City of Miami Fire Rescue transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where he is recovering from multiple injuries.
Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III commented, “The recent brutal attacks on our Metrorail/Metromover system, although unrelated, are deeply concerning. While I’m relieved that the first case resulted in arrest, we still need to identify the attacker in the second case. Please take a moment to review the issued flyer and report any tips to Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. I’ve also spoken to Chief Jorge Colina of the Miami Police Department and we are both committed to working together, not only to catch the subject of this callous crime, but to help keep our transit customers safe.”
Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina added, “To this extent, the Miami Police Department will be deploying additional resources throughout the Metrorail/Metromover system within our jurisdiction, both uniformed and in an undercover capacity in order to increase the safety of our residents and the system’s riders.”
|Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”