MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police are looking for two guys who broke into one of their officer’s unmarked vehicles.
It happened April 16th, around 3 a.m., in the area of SW 107th Avenue and 56th Street.
Surveillance video shows the pair arriving in a Chevy Aveo and at the entrance to the driveway where the officer’s car is parked.
“The passenger got out of the vehicle and acted as a look out. The driver walks over to the MDPD vehicle and breaks into the car’s driver side window. Something startles them and they flee the area,”said Det. Dan Ferrin.
After breaking the window and making a hasty retreat across the street, they pile into the suspect car and the two take off but 15 minutes later cameras capture them coming back.
The surveillance video is focused on a car that is not involved but you can see the suspect car pull up and the two burglars exit the vehicle, finishing up the job.
“We do know that once he went into the trunk of the car, he took a electronic control device from the police equipment and a back pack with miscellaneous stuff that was in there,” said Ferrin.
And it’s not the first time a Miami-Dade patrol car was the target. Another police car was reported to have been stolen April 25th in south Miami-Dade. It was later found the next day in a nearby lake.
There is some surveillance video of a suspect car in that case. Police are still sorting out that case.
“If they had enough courage to be able to go into this police car and commit this type of crime what else are they capable of doing,” asked Ferrin.
Anyone with information on the burglary is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.