Thief caught on camera breaking into car
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have arrested three alleged crooks after one of them was caught on camera breaking into a woman's car and stealing her purse while she was pumping gas.
In surveillance video from the BP gas station, located at 595 N.W. 95th St., in Northwest Miami-Dade, a man is seen attempting to smash Laura Forster's car window as she was at the pump. He fails but tries a second time and is able to reach inside the car and grabbed her purse. "I just got out of the car to pump gas, and I was entering the information on the key pad when my window got smashed," said Forster.
"They took my wallet, my purse everything," said Forster. "It's horrible. I can't believe there are people that are doing this as a job. This is what they do, and it's a shame they make a living off of other people's misery."
According to officials, the alleged thief and his two accomplices sped away in a white Mazda 3 before crashing into a fence near 84th Street and Northwest 17th Avenue. Police were able to apprehend three men involved. "I hope they go to jail for a very long time," said Forster.
Forester's belongings were returned.
Police continue to investigate if this robbery is connected to another at a nearby Shell gas station.
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