Man on surveillance might be clue in car burglaries
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police want to speak to a man seen on surveillance video after a rash of car burglaries in one South Florida neighborhood.
A home surveillance video captured a man walking up to a car just after 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. He checks to see if the car was locked and then walks away.
The robberies occurred in the area of Southwest 76th Street and 54th Avenue in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Police want to talk to the man to find out if he has any information concerning a series of car break-ins that occurred in several houses on the same day the man was captured on video.
Ana Sigler was one of several victims whose car was burglarized. "Three weeks ago, they came in and stole my bike in the middle of the night," said Sigler, "and on Tuesday morning, they broke in. They just took my change and sunglasses and things from the car and from my neighbor."
Neighbors believe their area is being targeted because of the amount of cars parked in a small area. "The fact that the ashtray had been open, I presumed when I saw that, that someone had been going around and checking out the cars," said Jeff Goldstein.
Neighbors said they have had several incidents in the past few months and are very concerned. "It's not the value. It's that they keep going into your property. That's a violation of your space," said Sigler.
Residents are considering installing home surveillance cameras. "I think it's a good idea to have those kinds of surveillance systems. In fact, I went to Best Buy yesterday and looked at them myself," said Goldstein.
Police are interested in speaking to the man captured on surveillance video. If you have any information on this man, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
(Copyright 2013 by Sunbeam Television Corp. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)