Miami store owner finds business burglarized, money stolen

MIAMI (WSVN) - A Miami convenience store owner opened his business, Tuesday morning, and claimed it was burglarized overnight.

According to the Kwik Stop owner, who is named “Bobby,” he called police at 6 a.m. and told them that his business, located at 6101 N.E. 4th Court, was broken into. “Bobby” added that the burglar somehow broke in through the roof, broke the ATM while inside and took the money that was inside, which he said was $14,000 or $15,000.

The owner, who declined to show his face, said the burglars also took lottery tickets. “Well, he cut the roof,” said the owner. “He come inside. He take care of the ATM machine and take my cash register money. I’m mad.”

Surveillance cameras were also disabled, “Bobby” said, and lottery tickets were also taken from the store.

Longtime customers were upset by the crime. “You take the serious time to get up there and get on that man’s roof, I hope you do some serious time,” said Kwik Stop customer Marie Joy. “It’s bad enough we don’t have good stores in our neighborhood, you know, because of this. People don’t want to bring good stores in here because they don’t want this to happen to them.”

The owner added that is the first time he has been burglarized at the Kwik Stop.

Police have yet to catch the alleged burglar.

If you have any information on this burglary, 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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