MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Three car burglars are caught on camera rummaging through more than a dozen vehicles early Sunday morning and authorities want to know if the same trio also victimized vehicle owners in Doral.
Surveillance tape obtained by CBS4’s Peter D’Oench shows 3 burglars wearing hoodies who break windows of the cars and look inside them with flashlights at an apartment building at S.W. 114th Ave. and 36th St. just before 5 a.m. on Sunday.
One of the suspects is seen jumping over a fence before he is joined by two others. They are inside the complex less than 10 minutes before leaving and jumping over the fence.
Victims said they stole tools, purses, credit cards, cash, and identification cards.
One victim, Isenia Calderon, says the thieves broke into her truck.
“I feel bad,” she said, “because I thought the condo was very safe. It’s terrible what was going on. I was called and told the police were here. It wasn’t just my car. It was 13 or 14 vehicles that were hit. I feel very bad because the insurance doesn’t cover this and now you have to pay a lot of money for something I didn’t count on having to spend money for.”
Authorities are trying to see if that is connected to a similar rash of car burglaries, also on 114th Ave. but further north at N.W. 54th Street in Doral.
Victims say it happened between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Doral Police say 18 cars were broken into, including one in which the owner left the Keyes inside and it was stolen.
There is no information from police on suspects and they say the investigation is ongoing.
Jose Martinez says three of his vehicles were broken into.
“I feel a little bit of everything, like anger,” he says. “One could not see anything like this happening.”
Ana Gonzalez said she was forced to pay $120 to replace the broken window on her Toyota Carolla after burglars struck.
“They took 2 dollars and they did not take anything else,” she said. “They did all of this for just 2 dollars. I feel bad. This costs a lot for me and there is no reason for this for 2 dollars. I feel angry and frustrated because you can’t do anything for this. I hope they pick them up so they can’t do this anymore.”
Anyone with information that can help police should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-tips (8477).