SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have released surveillance footage, Wednesday, of a series of burglaries that they said have been committed by the same group of people.
Cops said the thieves have struck multiple times in recent months, often targeting safes. Recently released surveillance footage shows the burglars breaking holes in the walls and ceilings of businesses and climbing in.
Miami-Dade Police detectives said they’re asking for the community’s help to catch the burglars.
“The message is that if you’re gonna commit a crime, eventually, it will catch up to you, and eventually we will arrest you,” Miami-Dade Police Detective Fabian Owens said.
Surveillance footage from a break-in on June 19 showed the burglars climbing through a hole in the wall of a check cashing store, setting off the store’s alarm. They then frantically climbed back out.
“The community is being hurt with their businesses,” Miami-Dade Police Detective Frank Vargas said.
Another surveillance tape, from June 8, caught the burglars rummaging through a check cashing store.
Police said they caught two of the alleged thieves, Yordano Marquez-Malagon and Yunieski De Armas-Perez, in mid-July. Surveillance footage shows the two men driving up to an Amscot near Kendall Drive and 138th Avenue, where police were waiting and arrested them.
“We were fortunate to capture them on that date,” Vargas said. “There’s still more work to be done. We’re asking the community to call if they heard anything, if they suspect anything.”
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.
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