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Wynwood retail store burglary caught on camera

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MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police are looking for six crooks who were caught on camera breaking into a high-end retail store in Wynwood and made off with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

Surveillance cameras caught six burglars breaking into the Xclsive Dreams men's fashion boutique at 190 N.W. 36th St. in Miami, Thursday overnight.

On Friday morning, bits and chunks of dry wall could be seen scattered throughout the store. "They broke down that door. They came into the unit, smashed our wall down," said the store's manager, who wanted to remain anonymous.

He said the men broke into the store by bashing through with a hammer. It is believed the men gained access by slipping through an opening in an iron-barred door on the outside of a neighboring empty space.

The boutique sells high-end, hard-to-find hats, sneakers and jackets. "High-end jackets, from $600 to $1,000 jackets," said the store manager. "They took $200 T-shirts, about 10 of them."

The men tried to pry an Apple desktop computer off from the desk, but they were unable to remove it.

The crooks were then scared off by a motion detection alarm that went off a few minutes into their heist. They were seen fleeing eastbound through the back parking lot at Northwest 136th Street.

According to police, the burglars made off with about $5,000 to $8,000 worth of merchandise. "We put a lot of work into this, a lot of our pride, sweat and tears," said the manager. "We try to do the best to give the customers what they want."

This is the second time in a month crooks broke into this store. During the second burglary, about $15,000 to $20,000 worth of merchandise was stolen. The manager said, "It hurts. This is our baby. We put a lot of pride into this."

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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