6 teens steal candy from Little Haiti discount store

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police need help identifying six teenagers who were caught on camera stealing candy and some other items from a discount store in Little Haiti.

Surveillance video showed the teens walking into Lubin’s Discount Beauty Supply and General Merchandise along Second Avenue and 77th Street Monday night.

They’re seen going through the candy stand and grabbing candy, chocolate and chips.

When one of the teens walked to the cashier to distract them, the rest of the group walked out with candy in hand.

“First thing I thought was, ‘Where are their parents? And why don’t these kids have something else to do?'” said Mitchell Lubin, the store owner’s son. “I don’t want them to go to juvie. I think they should come here because we have work for them to do to repay for what they stole. They took the whole rack of candy! It’s like, wow. It takes a while for us to sell that candy, and they just came in, so that hurts.”

Lubin is reaching out to people, hoping to find the parents of the young thieves.

“It kind of looks like they don’t have anything better to do than to come into a black-owned business in their community to take things without paying for it, basically stealing,” Lubin said.

If you have any information on this theft, 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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