NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – Burglars rammed a pick-up truck into the gated garage of a carpentry shop early Friday morning, making off with the owner’s motorcycle and more, Miami Police said.
The business is located in a warehouse area at 2335 NW 8 Avenue near 23rd Street, police said.
With the motorcycle on the 2003 Ford truck’s bed, the bandits drove to the intersection of NW 9 Avenue and 30th Street, where they crashed into a street sign and abandoned the truck, police said.
Within hours of the crime, Miami Police recovered items from the truck. Inside the truck were expensive tools and several bikes, all of which might belong to the shop’s owner, Renato Medvescig.
According to a neighbor, Medvescig fixes various odds and ends at the carpentry shop.
Medvescig said this is not the first time his shop has been burglarized – and it’s always the same thing.
“When the people steal…they steal all of my tools,” Medvescig told CBS4’s Summer Knowles.
Medvescig said the burglary cripples his ability to work.
“I needed them for work…they steal my tools and I can’t do nothing,” he said.
He feels he was targeted.
“Maybe he saw me and watched me and said, ‘Hey, there is a dirt bike there,’” Medvescig speculated.
Other business owners in the area were shocked by the theft.
“It’s been quiet. I’ve never had any problems. Transients come by and that’s about it,” said business owner Conrad Perez.
Police have not yet made any arrests. If you have any information, please call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).
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