Liquor store shoplifters caught on camera in SW Miami-Dade

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Two women were caught on camera stashing several bottles of alcohol into their purses while distracting liquor store attendants.

The duo could be seen in the liquor store looking around for some time and even chatting up the clerk, before they got away with the liquor at Rollo Liquor, just off U.S. 1 and 72nd Court, Sunday evening.

“They knew exactly what they were doing,” said the store’s owner, Carman Rollo. “They used one to distract, waited for a customer to distract, pulled the bottle up, put it in their purse, held up another bottle and carried on the conversation like nothing ever happened.”

Each shoplifter took a large bottle of vodka from the shelf, all while ignoring the multiple cameras that were rolling.

Rollo said they usually catch thieves in the act, but the clerk somehow missed it.

Surveillance video shows a customer standing in line accidentally blocking one of the thieves from the clerk’s view.

“It’s a mom and pop store, and it hurts our bottom line,” said Rollo. “It’s money lost right there, out the door. It’s taken right out of my family’s mouth.”

The two women left in the same white car they arrived in.

If you recognize these shoplifters, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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