Family's home burglarized day before Thanksgiving
SOUTH MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Thieves ransacked and robbed a South Florida family's home while the homeowner and her husband were at the doctor's office.
"They destroyed our holidays, because of their cruelty, they have no feelings, they have no heart," said Martha Castro.
Investigators said thieves ransacked Castro's home along Southwest 320th Street Wednesday afternoon. Authorities said the crooks stole televisions, jewelry and $1,200 worth of car and rent payments.
Police said the crooks even took medication for her 77-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer's disease. "I can't even understand it no more," said Miriam Castro. "They took all my medication, they took everything."
According to Miami-Dade Police, Martha Castro was at a hospital with her husband, when a healthcare professional who dropped her mother back home realized the home had been trashed.
Not even the children's' rooms were spared. "They destroyed the whole house. They made holes in the walls, they ransacked the closet," said Martha Castro. "I don't know what im going to do, they even took my grandson's pampers. It's incredible."
Martha Castro said her husband was recently laid off and is about to have surgery. She said she was planning to have people over for Thanksgiving but that's no longer possible. "We're not going to do nothing. We were going to have at least 40 people over. Now we have to cancel, how can we do anything?" cried Martha Castro.
If you have any information on this burglary, 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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