Man injured during attempted burglary at Family Dollar in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - A man has been hospitalized after an attempted burglary at a store in the City of Miami.

Miami Police responded to a Family Dollar along Northwest 12th Avenue and 36th Street, just before 4:30 a.m., Tuesday.

7SkyForce HD was above the scene where a heavy police presence could be seen blocking a portion of the road.

Customers were turned away following the incident.

“Tissue, man, toilet paper and some other stuff,” said one customer.

“I need stuff for the house,” said one customer. “We go to the next store.”

A hole in the roof could be seen by 7SkyForce through which, officials said, 55-year-old Pedro Rodriguez tried to gain entry.

According to the arrest form, Rodriguez triggered the store’s alarm and tried to escape once officers arrived at the scene.

He tried to climb through the store’s ceiling before falling and hurting his back.

He then managed to climb through the roof where he was seen walking around.

“Crazy around here, yeah,” said one customer. “I never had seen something like that.”

7News cameras showed Rodriguez on top of the roof as officers were heard giving him verbal commands.

Rodriguez was taken into custody before Miami Fire Rescue transported him to Jackson Memorial Hospital due to injuries from the fall.

According to police, the failed break-in accrued $60,000 worth of damage and $7,000 in stolen and recovered merchandise.

They said the surveillance equipment inside the store was damaged but did not say if the damage was connected to this case.

Detectives collected a bicycle and backpack found near the scene as evidence.

Rodriguez faces a slew of charges, including burglary and grand theft.

Employees were tasked with cleaning up the mess left by the failed burglary.

The store was closed for the remainder of Tuesday afternoon but has since reopened.

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