MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a woman accused of sleeping with and even drugging men she met at clubs in Miami Beach and Miami, before robbing them.
Liz Rios, 21, stole thousands of dollars worth of clothing, jewelry and accessories from five men, in July and August, police said. Each time, she met her victim at a club, then robbed them in the morning after sleeping with them the night before.
Rios faced a judge in bond court, Friday morning, to face the latest charges for robbing two more victims. She previously faced a judge after she was accused of robbing three men, but since then, two more have come forward.
In the most recent case, Rios wasn’t the only suspect. According to the arrest affidavit, “the victims invited two unknown females, whom were introduced by a friend over to have fun.”
The incident happened at the Icon Brickell condominium. After the victims fell asleep, both Rios and another woman, who is still at large, stole “a diamond Rolex watch, Gucci sandals, more than $110 in cash, a designer belt and wallet.”
“We’re trying to identify her counterpart in this matter,” Lt. Freddie Cruz of Miami Police said. “When they woke up, the victims realized that all their belongings were taken: fashion belt, shoes, Rolex watches jewelry, unknown amount of money, and again these two women have taken off.”
She was already accused of sleeping and drugging men she had met at clubs.
Rios met her first victim at Story Nightclub in late July, police said, before sleeping with him at his apartment. She then made him breakfast, which is when, the victim believes, he was drugged.
“The victim felt extremely sleepy after eating the breakfast,” Miami Police Officer Christopher Bess said, “so he went into a very deep sleep.”
When he woke up, he “felt highly disoriented and confused,” according to a police report. “He discovered that [Rios] was missing with his gold Rolex watch with diamonds, and his gold Cuban link necklace.”
Bess said the jewelry is worth more than $40,000.
In August, Rios met her second victim at LIV Night Club and then slept with him in his hotel room, police said. The next day, the victim said, Rios was gone, along with his jewelry and clothing.
According to an arrest form, “Video surveillance captured the suspect carrying two bags, one of which was identified by the victim as his Louis Vuitton duffel bag.”
Police said Rios met her third victim inside Dream Nightclub, later in August, then slept with him. When he woke up, he told police he realized Rios had stolen about $13,500 in valuables from him.
Police were led to Rios by surveillance footage and fingerprints left at the crime scene.
Rios is charged with multiple counts of grand theft and drug possession. She is being held without bond.
“This is something that we’re seeing a little more frequently,” Cruz said. “It does have us worried here in the City of Miami.”
Police have a warning for club-goers during the holiday season. “We encourage you to go out, have a great time, however, be extremely careful,” Bess said.
Rios is being held in jail on a $15,000 bond for two counts of grand theft.
Police believe there may be other victims in this case. If you believe you might have been a victim, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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