Smash & Grab
Three men wearing hooded sweatshirts ran a Chevrolet Impala into a T-Mobile store in Miami Lakes before burglarizing the store in less than 75 seconds.
For the second time in as many days, a cellphone store has been targeted in a smash and grab burglary. Hialeah police said the burglars used a vehicle to smash into the glass front of a Verizon store at 16th Avenue and 49th Street overnight.
For the second time in less than a week, thieves used a truck to smash their way into a western Miami-Dade motorsports store and make off with pricey dirt bikes.
A handful of thieves made a smashing entrance into the fashion world when they used a van as a battering ram to break into a designer’s Miami store.
Police are looking for a man who walked into a Burlington Coat Factory, smashed a display case, and got away with expensive jewelry, all while dozens of customers were shopping.