2 Miami businesses burglarized
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police are investigating two businesses that were burglarized early Tuesday morning.
Miami Police said an unknown number of crooks broke into Biggy's Barber Shop located at Northwest Seventh Street and 33 Avenue around 5:30 a.m. "They ripped everything off, they ripped it apart, so they had the time to be able to do this," said an employee of the barber shop.
The owner of the barber shop said the thieves took a flat screen TV and attempted to take a second one as they left their footprints on barber chairs and benches. The shop owner said the prints show one of crooks was wearing Nike Air Force One shoes.
The burglars broke through the wall of Biggy's Barber Shop to get to Simple Mobile, which according to the barber shop owner, was the main target.
The owner of Simple Mobile said they were a victim of an armed robbery just two months ago and now, they said they will step up security at the business. "They took a couple after market Chinese phones, nothing major. They didn't take nothing from the cash register," he said.
According to both business owners, the crooks made off with about $3,000 of merchandise.
But, the biggest complaint from these small business owners is how police handled it all. "The cops came and left. They left it unattended. They could have came back and took everything," said the owner of the cell phone store.
A Miami Police spokesperson said they are still getting more information about this case from the burglary division. They also said it is not uncommon to leave the scene once the owner of a property is contacted.
If you have any information on these robberies, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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