Police arrest husband and wife in Gables Estates robbery
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have announced the arrest of a husband and wife following a home invasion robbery at a Coral Gables mansion.
Coral Gables Police announced the arrests of 47-year-old Zuhdi Musa and his wife, 45-year-old Rosa Maria Musa, in the high-priced heist at a multi-million dollar home that happened in the Gables Estates, a gated, upscale residential area in Coral Gables, Sept. 26.
According to investigators, Zuhdi Musa broke into the home wearing a mask and brandishing a firearm, late that night, at around 11:30. He confronted Linda Ruffe as she exited the bathroom inside her 12,000-square-foot mansion at 110 Arvida Parkway. He ordered her to lay on the ground, bound her hands and feet and gagged her.
Police said he took jewelry valued at $400,000 and fled the home in the family car, an Aston Martin valued at $200,000. He even made off with about $4,000 in cash he took from Ruffe's purse. He later ditched the vehicle in Southwest Miami-Dade. The luxury sedan was discovered the following morning.
Zuhdi Musa was arrested along with his wife, police said, late Wednesday night. Detectives emphasized that this was not a random crime, as the husband had worked with Ruffe's husband.
Police released the 911 calls Thursday afternoon.
Victim: "I've been robbed."
Operator: "What do you mean you've been robbed?"
Victim: "Please hurry."
Operator: "Is there someone inside your house right now?"
Victim: "No. I don't think so. They took my car."
Operator: "They just took your car right now?"
Victim: "They took it about five minutes ago, and I'm tied up with my feet, my hands. I let go. I think they're gone."
Police said the voice in the 911 call is from Linda Ruffe, who was tied up and scared.
Operator: "Why are you whispering? Do you think they're inside your house?"
Victim: "I don't know, and I have laryngitis; I can't speak loud. Hurry up. Please, hurry up."
Police said the victim was home alone when the armed intruder entered the home. "The subject has worked for his boss for the last year and a half, and I think they are very well known to both victims," said Coral Gables Police Sgt. Dean Wellinghoff.
"They wanted money and they wanted my jewelry. Please get someone over here right away," Ruffe noted on the 911 recording.
Both suspects have been charged with armed burglary with an assault or battery and armed grand theft in connection with this case. They remain in jail with no bond.
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