Police search for suspects in Homestead hardware store robbery

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are trying to identify two men who are persons of interest in a robbery in Homestead.

There was a break-in at Berry’s Paint & Carpet Hardware store, located along Homestead Boulevard and Campell Drive, Monday night.

“We had a break-in,” said Brenton Berry, whose family owns the store. “Four guys came in and ripped off our back door and stole all of our STIHL equipment.”

Nearly $100,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from the store, including lawn equipment.

“They riffled through all of everything under here, went through everything over here, they stole all of the equipment off the wall here — this was completely full off the rack,” said Berry.

Stolen items also included equipment customers had dropped off for repairs.

The owner hopes to find the thieves and get his merchandise back.

“This isn’t a big box store, this isn’t a Lowe’s or a Home Depot or a corporation — this hurts our pockets,” said Berry.

If you recognize the men seen on surveillance video or have any information on this robbery, 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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