Burglars break through wall to enter store
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Thieves drilled their way into a check cashing store.
Crooks gained access to the store through a hole in the back of the store early Monday morning. The store, located off 137th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, had been broken into twice prior.
The break-ins are not just affecting the owner of the check cashing store, but also for the neighboring businesses, who feel they may be the next victims to the senseless act of violence.
"To be honest we don't feel safe anymore," Ignacio Arias, a concerned nearby owner said. "They got hit over here last week and now today again. It's nonstop."
The thieves have made several owners, such as Arias, step up security and take care of their property by any means necessary. But it still does not seem enough to deter the break-ins.
"We want increased patrol," Arias said. "We want them to keep the community informed. We want them to go after these people and let everybody know. There needs to by flyers, there needs to be awareness. There needs to be a program where we give cameras cheaper to people. Whatever it is, I'm willing to work with them."
In 2009, crooks took to the roof and drilled a hole into the same check cashing store.
Police have not said what, if anything, was taken.
If you have any information on this break-in, 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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