Miami Police are investigating a burglary to a car, where over a half-million dollars in cash and other valuables were stolen. The incident happened Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 709 N.W. 42 Ave.
According to investigators, the victim was a vendor at a local jewelry convention. He placed on display a number of Rolex watches and other merchandise for potential buyers. After the convention, the victim placed all the unsold items into a bag, and locked the bag inside his rental vehicle’s trunk. The victim then drove to 709 N.W. 42 Avenue to shop for a new vehicle.
Once the victim arrived to the dealership, he parked the rental vehicle in the rear parking lot of the dealership, as he browsed through the dealership’s inventory. Upon returning to his rental vehicle, he observed the driver’s side door handle was damaged. He immediately checked the vehicle’s trunk, to discover the bag with over $500,000.00 worth of merchandise and U.S. currency was gone.
Detectives reviewed video surveillance footage of the incident, which captured a Silver newer model Nissan Rogue, pulling up behind the victim’s unoccupied parked rental vehicle. The suspect, a Hispanic male, then exited the rear passenger side of the getaway vehicle and proceeded to break into the victim’s vehicle. The suspect opened the vehicle’s trunk via the hatch, and is caught on surveillance video removing the bag containing the victim’s valuable items. The suspect then returned to the getaway vehicle where an accomplice waited for him. Both offenders fled the scene in a northern direction.
Offender: Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, approximately 6 feet tall to 6 feet 1 inch, clean shaven, last seen wearing a gray hoodie sweater, white Nike undershirt, gray and black Yankees baseball cap, and gray pants with an “Adidas” label printed on them.