Miami Heat Player Roger Mason Jr. Robbed at Ni.Do. Caffe

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Lesley Elliott
Ni.Do. Caffe was the scene of an armed robbery.
Roger Mason Jr. was robbed of his Rolex watch at gunpoint at Ni.Do. Caffe in Miami this past Sunday evening while the Miami Heat guard was dining with his sister after his team's earlier victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

According to the Miami Police Department, four armed men entered the eatery, "pointing pistols at patrons ordering everyone to the ground."

While one robber walked outside to serve as a lookout, another man removed a "two-toned Rolex watch with diamonds" from an unnamed patron, presumably Mason, while another man demanded to be shown the restaurant's safe. When he was told there was only the cash register, the robber took the $800 from the register before fleeing. The restaurant's owner then "followed the offender out the back of his restaurant" and was shot at one time before the suspect ran toward a black Cadillac Escalade that served as the getaway car. No one was hurt during the robbery.

On Monday, police located the Escalade involved in the robbery, and the Tactical Robbery Unit attempted to stop it, which led to a short police chase. The Escalade rammed a police cruiser. At that time, two of the four suspects were arrested, and Mason's Rolex and his sister's purse were recovered, along with two small baggies of marijuana.

Steven Dawson was arrested and charged with one count of armed robbery with a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm convicted felon, one count of possession of a firearm while committing a felony, and one count of possession of stolen property, including the Rolex, found in his right pants pocket.

Rashaud Stroud was arrested and charged with one count of armed robbery with a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm while committing a felony.

Police are searching for the remaining suspects.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Miami Police Department's Robbery Unit at 305-603-6370 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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Location Info

Ni.Do. Caffè

7295 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


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15 comments
Victor Runciman
Victor Runciman

@CarlSnyder: If Miami is a TURD, then Alabama and Nebraska are TOXIC DUMPS!

Kevin Kohler
Kevin Kohler

Its odd that it would happe. At NiDo...of all places

Richard Herrera
Richard Herrera

I lived in the area for 9yrs now and seen the changes (for the better) . It doesn't resemble the "hood" . All transformations take time (and money). It's an up and coming area and I'm proud to be a part of it. Let's face it every big city has crime everywhere . Sure wish the negative folks would move out.

Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

Miami is a big turd in the toilet known as south Florida.

WhyNotNow
WhyNotNow topcommenter

Sounds like someone or place was targeted. There are a lot of restaurants up and down the boulevard and there are usually cops hanging not too far from this one. It is hard for me to believe this incident is random. I was once in a place in the grove that got robbed. The thugs followed a guy driving a Mercedes to the place and then robbed everybody.

Nomejodas Pleez
Nomejodas Pleez

Mono de seda mono se queda. I love my city the gritty and the pretty; but c'mon homie- just cause u clean up a 10block radius plug in cafe's, stores, and a few high rises don't mean it aint still the HOOD! Hellurrr

Juan G. Ruiz
Juan G. Ruiz

Love Ni.Do.and def won't stop me from dining there.

Victor Runciman
Victor Runciman

Poor guy! I don't live too far from that place and it is NOT a bad area at all.

Sam Wright
Sam Wright

From this statement: " At that time, two of the four suspects were arrested, and Mason's Rolex and his sister's purse were recovered, along with two small baggies of marijuana." one would infer......

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