Home intruder flees in luxury car from mansion
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are looking for the burglar who fled in a stolen Aston Martin after an invasion at a multimillion-dollar mansion.
The high-priced heist happened in the Gables Estates, a gated, upscale residential area of Coral Gables. The intruder targeted a home currently listed on the market for $35 million, located at 110 Arvida Parkway, which sits in a neighborhood where Miami Heat President Pat Riley once lived. "Oh, it's a gorgeous house, beautiful house," said Leon Benjamin a neighbor to the home the crook targeted. "Tremendous view in the back."
But Thursday night, something terrifying happened at the home. Those living there were too shaken to talk on camera about it.
Detectives said the homeowner came out of her bathroom, just before midnight, to find a masked gunman inside her home. "The subject was brandishing a small-type of firearm," said Coral Gables Police Officer Kelly Denham, "and politely asked the homeowner to lay down on the ground where the homeowner was bound with her hands and feet."
The armed man tied her up before making off in a black, 2011 Aston Martin belonging to the homeowner. "He bound and tied her up and ransacked the home, fled in the homeowner's 2011 Aston Martin," said Denham.
A fleet of police officers responded to the home and detectives are currently working this case. "She was blind-folded. She was able to free herself and contact the Coral Gables Police Department," said Denham. "Our officers immediately responded."
Police said crimes like this one do not typically happen in this neighborhood. "This is a serious crime, and we need to catch this person because this could've ended up tragically," said Denham. "Thank God she was not physically injured."
"To come to this neighborhood and try this, it's a bold move," added Benjamin.
Investigators are now reviewing footage from high-tech surveillance cameras at the home to determine how the crook accessed this property. "We are reviewing surveillance video to see if we can get that kind of information," said Denham.
Police are now searching for a white male who stands 6 feet tall and fled in the black, 2011 Aston Martin sports car with the Florida license plate: X45-4EK. "Somebody has seen this car," noted Denham. "It's a very unique looking vehicle."
If you have any information on this home invasion, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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