CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – Coral Gables police found the $120,000 sports car belonging to the victim of an overnight home invasion dumped hours after a masked gunman took it from her Gables Estates home.
The suspect left the black 2011 Aston Martin in Kendall. Police towed it from the location to process for evidence.
Officer Kelly Dunham said around midnight Friday a man confronted the woman inside her mansion inside the gated Gables Estates community. His face was covered and he pointed a gun, forcing her to get on the ground, tied her hands and feet then ransacked the home.
Near tears, the victim told CBS 4 News she was very shaken by the incident.
“This victim, thank God, was not injured physically. But the emotional trauma is something she will probably never forget,” said Officer Denham.
Word of the home invasion quickly spread among people living in the wealthy neighborhood—a neighborhood where you can only drive in-and-out at one gated, guarded entrance on LeJeune Road.
“I hope my neighbor is all right. She must have been scared to death, you know, all alone in her house?” said Carla Albarran, who lives across the street. “It really worries me that this is happening here because this has not happened, so I think we all need to get together and make the security stronger.”
Many mansions in Gables Estates are waterfront, either Biscayne Bay or canals leading to the bay. So, police are trying to determine how the gunman got in to the gated, guarded community.
Authorities urge anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.