Crooks take off with high-end watches, purses
SURFSIDE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are asking for the public's help in locating a pair of thieves who broke into a Surfside business over the weekend and made off with thousands of dollars worth of high-end goods.
The Monaco Collection, a business located at 9400 Harding Ave. in Surfside, sells high-end purses and watches. Surfside Police said the store was targeted over the weekend, and it wasn't the first time. "This is the second time they hit the store, and we have always had surveillance video for this store, but unfortunately no one has come forward and identified these subjects. That is what we need the public to do at this time," said Surfside Police Detective Marian Valino.
The crime, which was caught on the surveillance video, shows the thieves approaching the business' rear door. Once up and close, they realize there is a camera, and they quickly adjust it. However, when they move the camera, you then see a clear view of the thieves' vehicle, which appears to be a silver Range Rover. "They move the camera, but when they move the camera they show their car, they show their faces," said the store owner, who did not want to give his name.
Police said the thieves were in the store for about a minute in a half but were still able to fill box after box with thousands of dollars worth of luxury goods.
The store, which sells Lacoste, BOSS and Timberland brands, was left with empty display cases that were once filled with pricey items. "We sell Furla, $500, $600-dollar handbags," said the store owner. "We sell all kinds of brands."
The store owner hopes someone out in the community recognizes the crooks. "We want to catch these people because we have other jewelry stores in the area, and for the safety of all the businesses over here. Whoever can find them please report them ASAP."
"If you know these people come forward give us any information. These are business owners who have been hit for a second time. They are at a very big loss," said Valino.
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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