MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A man out looking to enjoy his night on South Beach was turned into a victim when the men he invited to his home for a drink stole his valuables.
The incident began at Twist nightclub in Miami Beach, Oct. 8, where the victim met the two men and eventually invited them back to his condo, located several blocks away from the nightclub. “They came over really genuinely, so I just thought, ‘Cool, come back to my place, have a drink. We can hang out,'” said the victim.
Surveillance video captured the group entering the main entrance of the Parc Plaza, on Washington Avenue and 17th Street. Cameras later captured the subjects leaving with a mop bucket, filled with stolen items.
The victim told 7News he fell into a deep sleep shortly after having a drink and woke up the next afternoon to discover the theft. “I totally feel like I’m drugged,” said the victim. “Even going into work the next day, my body was not the same.”
Among the items stolen were $2,500 in cash, as well as electronics and even the victim’s liquor. “They steal everything from me, from my watches, to my wedding bands, to jewelry, to alcohol, to all my laptops, my iPhones, everything,” he said.
Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said they are searching for the thieves. “We’re looking for two black males between ages of 30 and 35 years old, between 6 feet tall and 6 foot 1,” he said. “One of them has long dreads.”
Blenman said he hopes justice will be served so this doesn’t happen to anyone else. “I really do hope that they get caught eventually,” he said. “That is the most important thing – they pay for their crime. It’s worthless stuff. I don’t need them back. If I get them back, it’d be great, but the most important thing’s that, don’t do it to anybody else.”
With the suspects still at large, police advised club goers to remain vigilant. “Safety should always be everyone’s number one priority,” said Rodriguez. “Make sure you don’t put yourself in any type of vulnerable position.”
Three months later, the victim said, he still feels violated by the theft. “I’m at a loss of words, actually. That feeling when you got to walk around your condo to find out, ‘Is this missing? Is this gone? What was there?'” he said. “It’s not a good feeling.”
If you 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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