MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is releasing new surveillance photos from a deadly home invasion in Cutler Bay.
It happened last November at a home along Southwest 222nd Street and Southwest 99th Avenue.
Investigators say Daniel Macko, his wife, and a friend were at the home when the wife left to run an errand.
The couple had three children.
Macko’s first cousin is heartbroken. He’s speaking out because he hopes the new surveillance tape will lead to a break in the case.
The FBI says the 3 suspects who may have gone on a crime spree were looking for something inside the home.
Authorities say this new surveillance tape shows the 3 suspects involved in a deadly home invasion in which 31-year-old Macko lost his life.
“It’s a tragic loss. Obviously this was something that was not planned. We’re just trying to step in and make sure the family is there and fill the void for the loss of their father,” said Vickash Ramjit.
Ramjit shares a photo of a happier memory and says he still grieves for his loved one.
“He was very loving and funny and a caring guy who was devoted to his kids. He really loved his children,” Ramjit adds.
The FBI says it was around 11:15 p.m. on November 5th, as Macko’s wife returned home. She was jumped by several suspects who were in a Dodge Ram van.
Macko hears noises and opens the front door. The suspects rush in, ransack the home looking for something and leave after announcing they had found “it.”
Just what they were looking for is a mystery to the family.
“Nothing has been released to us. We are sitting on the sidelines waiting for everyone to do their part,” Ramjit said.
At the time, Miami-Dade police said the same suspects may have stolen the van earlier that night from a neighbor after they were captured on surveillance tape on dirt bikes or motorcycles.
Before that, they also may have tried to steal another victim’s car shooting her son in the leg.
The FBI entered the home invasion case because of the Hobbs Act prohibiting attempted robberies tied to interstate commerce.
“Miami is a rough city and I hope we have the right detectives in line and the right leadership out there to put a halt to this,” Ramjit said.
He makes this plea.
“If anybody has anything I would like them to step forward it would mean a little closure for the family and the kids.”
“It would mean a lot. I know it would some more closure to it.”
Ramjit is godfather to Macko’s 12-year-old son.
If you can help the FBI and Miami-Dade police with this case call Niami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305 471-Tips.
There is a reward of up to $3,000.