CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – A Coral Gables homeowner is asking for the public’s help after surveillance cameras at her home capture two thieves stealing $10,000 worth of rims and tires from her 2011 Porsche Carrera.READ MORE: Parkland Activist Dad Fred Guttenberg Joins Anti-Gun Group
“I feel uncomfortable. I feel hurt,” said the homeowner Samira Montoya. “You feel somebody’s watching you while you sleep.”
Montoya told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that it was 3:50 a.m. last Friday when the two criminals came to her home. Police say they were at the home for 13 minutes committing their crime.
“You would never think this would happen,” she said. “This is such a good neighborhood.”
The sentiments were echoed by Montoya’s neighbors on Malaga Avenue.
“To me it’s surprising,” said neighbor Yoyi Perea. “I have been here 40 years and I never saw anything like this happening before.”
Police said the criminals deflated the tires and placed three concrete blocks under the Porsche. They are captured on camera taking the four tires and rims to a newer model, light-colored 4-door truck. Police say they also used a dark-colored four-door vehicle.
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“They stole all the wheels, all the wheels. They took their time to do that,” said Montoya. “It’s almost like they had an appointment with the car. Now I think I need even more security and should even get a huge dog.”
Coral Gables Officer and spokeswoman Kelly Denham said, “You see that they are looking at surveillance cameras. They know they exist. They are still going about their business. They are very determined to take the wheels and rims which have a good resale value. They spent about 13 minutes there. That is a good amount of time removing the wheels and rims and taking them to their truck. We believe they brought the pickup truck that they needed and that was big enough to contain the items.”
Denham said both suspects are black males between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. One man is heavy set with a full beard. He was wearing a baseball cap, dark shirt, long dark shorts and had no belt and dark sandals.
The second suspect also has a beard and a medium build. He has a full sleeve tattoo on his right arm and a tattoo on his left shoulder. He was wearing a multi-colored skully cap, a white tank top and long pants. Both men were wearing gloves.
“The tattoos, the beanie cap on the man with the medium build and the other suspect wearing flip flops,” said Denham. “We are hoping that someone will say that looks like someone I know. We are really hoping that someone will give us the information and leads we need to solve this case.”
Montoya said, “if the people recognize these men, please call the police and report them. Do something to help us stop this type of crime before it happens again. This is no good.”
If anyone has information about this case and can help identify the suspects, they are asked to contact the Coral Gables Police Department at (305) 442-1600 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).
Callers are kept anonymous and they can be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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