Surveillance video captures boat thief in act
SURFSIDE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida family is devastated after their $55,000 boat was stolen from their home.
Just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, a 2012 Yamaha 242 Limited S boat was taken from outside of a Surfside home.
The Frega family bought the boat less then six months ago. "This was a shock for us. This is a very secure neighborhood," said boat owner Ada Frega.
A bearded man was caught on surveillance video walking up to the home and knocking on the door. When no one answered, he walks away. A few minutes later, Frega's daughter is seen leaving the home. Then a white Ford pickup truck pulls up to the home. A man looks at the boat's trailer and drives off.
The same truck returns to the home, the man hooks the boat's trailer to his truck and drives away with the pricey boat.
Frega believes the man who knocked on her door, and the man who took her boat are the same person. "I'm frustrated because the whole family feels sad. We feel that we are not secure," said Frega.
Surfside police has not commented on the video. 7News cannot confirm if it's the same man.
Frega was hoping to celebrate her husband's birthday and Memorial Day weekend at sea. "My whole family was waiting for that weekend to come to enjoy the boat," said Frega.
If you have any information on this boat robbery, 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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