Surveillance video released in home burglary
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police are searching for three men who were caught on surveillance cameras burglarizing a South Florida home.
The trio thought they were in the clear when they turned off the electricity, but backup batteries kept the cameras rolling long enough to catch them in the act.
The thieves kicked in the door and took off with watches, a shotgun and two big flat screen TVs, among other items. "This is the door they broke into. They came through here. They brought out the safe, about $20,000 worth of watches," said homeowner Carlos Arias.
The trio targeted the home at around 2:40 on Sunday. "A samurai sword as well," said Arias, noting something else that thieves took.
Surveillance cameras are all over the property located off Biscayne and 74th Street in Miami.
Despite cutting off the electricity, the cameras continued to roll for several minutes. A bearded man wearing black noticed one camera still rolling, and he tried covering up. But it was to late; the camera caught his face.
Miami Police dusted for prints and continue to investigate. With the ongoing construction at the house, Arias' dad has been staying elsewhere for a few weeks before leaving town. "I believe they've actually been observing the house more and more often because we weren't present," said Arias.
Arias said he is grateful for the surveillance cameras and hopes one of the three men on video is recognized.
If you have any information on this trio, 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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