WSVN — Cops are on the hunt for two crooks who smashed their way into the same business — twice! Cameras rolled as they threw rocks through the front windows. The Nightteam’s Rosh Lowe has it in The Lowedown.
It’s a smashing entrance at a T-Mobile store in North Miami Beach. Crooks throw a rock through a window, avoiding the shards of glass to make their way in.
They are in no rush. They take out their big bag and stuff with whatever they can get their hands on.
Mohammed Sharif, store owner: "As you can see in the video, they already had the rocks placed there before they came in. They break these windows; two persons, one takes this one and another takes this one."
Mohammed Sharif always wanted to open this cellphone store. That dream finally became a reality several months ago.
Mohammed Sharif: "All these years, I’ve been working for T-Mobile, and now me and my friend, we opened up. It’s like a slap in the face."
And there’s more to this story than the damage and the loss of merchandise. Mohammed Sharif is 25 years old, one of the store owners, and he tells me he’s opened up this store since July. He saved money to open this store, and since that time, he’s been broken into, not once, but twice.
The video from August once again shows a smashing entrance, another slap in the face.
Mohammed Sharif: "On the August one, what they did major was damaging the store, but today, this morning, they took everything."
In the most recent robbery, you can see the guy with the T-shirt looking at the different cellphones and accessories, and then tossing them in the bag. From another angle, you can see the crooks going to the back of the store, stealing more merchandise, causing more destruction.
Mohammed Sharif: "I’m very frustrated, We have very minimum walk-ins."
The Tuesday break-in is caught not only on surveillance video, but also on still pictures. One after another, the photos show these robbers destroying what Mohammed has worked so hard to build,
Mohammed Sharif: "They go right here first, and then they start taking accessories. Another one goes to be back, tries to break the cage that we have, and unfortunately he succeeds. And after that, they take whatever they can."
And if you ask Mohammed if he’s frustrated, he can’t hide his feelings.
Mohammed Sharif: "On a scale on 1 to 10, an 11."
Can you help? Can you put a name to this face? These are clear images. Now police need a clear clue. Rosh Lowe, 7News.
If you have any information on these burglaries, 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.