PALMETTO BAY (CBSMiami) – A jewel thief wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt was captured on camera committing his crime and now police are asking for your helping identifying the suspect.
According to Miami-Dade Police in the Village of Palmetto Bay, the burglar first approached the jewelry store, located at 9839 SW 184th Street on May 5th around 11:50 p.m. where he used a long pole to move an exterior security camera.
He returned at 5:15 a.m. knowing the camera outside the store was pointed in the wrong direction.
But a camera inside was working.
After he pried open the front door, he smashed several display cases in order to get to the pricey goods inside. He dumped everything into a white garbage pail or hamper and ran out of the store.
Police said the approximate value of the stolen property is $15,000.
The suspect was wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt, dark jean and orange gloves.
If you recognize the suspect or know anything about the burglary, call Crime Stoppers at (305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477 or visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”. You can also send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.