Police search for motorcycle thieves
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Surveillance cameras were rolling during a smash and dash at a motorcycle shop.
The thieves caught on camera were driven to get their hands on some motor bikes at the motorcycle store on Northwest 78th Avenue and 64th Street in Northwest Miami-Dade and made off with two of them.
Several men used a truck as a battering ram to get into the business. After they walked in, one man even smashed a surveillance camera while covering his face. "It's just frustrating that these guys get away with that," said store owner Alex Ramos. "They're all over the street doing illegal stuff. You definitely feel violated."
The business had other cameras around the building and caught the men smashing the gate in front of the business. The men then went inside and took off with two motorcycles.
The pickup used in the crime was stolen, police believe. The men smashed the passenger side window and started the truck with a screw driver, which they left behind.
A similar incident occurred over the weekend at another motorcycle shop. It was burglarized with a truck, which drove through the front of the business. Police are investigating whether or not these two crimes are connected. "They need to get these guys off the streets," said Ramos. "Not just for our benefit but for every other store that sells motorcycles that sell for losses."
In this case, the thieves got away with two motorcycles valued at $16,000. The business also lost money in the damage caused during the break-in.
If you have any information who may have stolen these bikes, 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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