Police Release Pictures Of Car Vandals
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBMiami) – Miami police have asked for the public’s help in identifying two people who are suspected of vandalizing and burglarizing 40 vehicles in an apartment building’s parking garage.
On Tuesday, they released surveillance pictures of the individuals they are looking for.
The break-ins happened in the early morning hours of March 6th at the Edificio Camacho Apartments’ parking garage at 120 SW 8th Avenue. Forty vehicles had their windows smashed in, some were burglarized.
“I woke up this morning and I’m trying to go to work when I find out they broke into my car. The got into like forty something cars,” said Raymond Lopez the morning of the incident. “Fortunately they didn’t take anything from my car but it’s a bad thing in a building, a private building, that those things happen.”
Lopez said when he went down to his car, at first he didn’t realize what had happened.
“I went to the passenger side of the car to put my things in because I’m a coach and I see all these people in the parking lot at the same time checking their cars. So that’s when I found a police report on my car and when I went to check I found my car was damaged, glass everywhere. It’s very disappointing,” said Lopez.
The garage did have security gates. Police are trying to figure out how they entered the building.
“The alarms never came up. We’re supposed to have (surveillance) cameras, so hopefully the police will do a full investigation and find those responsible for this incident,” said Lopez.
The garage’s surveillance cameras reportedly didn’t catch them getting in. However they did capture what looks like four men prowling through the parking lot around 3 a.m. On the video, the men are seen looking through windows with a flashlight and then using some kind of tool to punch them out.
At some point a resident pulls up and honks at the men who jump out a window and take off with their loot which included cash along with radios and GPS units.
Those with information that wish to remain anonymous can contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471- TIPS (4877), visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com.