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Cat Burglars Cut Hole In Roof In High-Priced Jewelry Store Heist

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PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – A couple of cat burglars went to great lengths to rob a jewelry store in Pembroke Pines.

The burglars broke in through the roof of a Jared’s Jewelry store and got away with $75-thousand worth of jewelry.

The two burglars got into the store by cutting a hole in the roof. Once inside, they smashed the glass cases and grabbed the high-priced goods.

A roofer who patched the hole said this was not a haphazard job.

”They had to bring a battery powered saw up there. They knew there was going to be corrugated metal, they knew how to cut it, like they cut it perfectly square,” explained roofer William Natale.

Police said the crooks were dressed in all black and wore masks.  Once inside they made a mad grab for pricey jewelry.  In surveillance video taken inside the store during the crime, one burglar can be seen using what appears to be a pick ax to smash the glass cases.

The jewel thieves stuffed all the loot into a back pack, placed a step stool on a counter and pulled themselves up through the hole in the ceiling in order to make their escape by leaving the same way they came in.

Below is the surveillance video of the burglary in progress:

By the time they were finished they got away with $75-thousand worth of merchandise and left behind $10-thousand in damage to the glass cases and the roof.

Neighboring business owners were shocked to hear about the high-priced heist.

“It’s weird because I’ve never really heard of that,” said Paula Durand.

If you know anything about these suspects or crime, call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.

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