Unmarked police vehicle stolen in SW Miami-Dade

UPDATE: The car was found submerged in a canal in West Kendall on Saturday.

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — An unmarked county-issued police vehicle was stolen overnight in Miami, Friday.

According to Miami-Dade Police, the unmarked police vehicle was stolen between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., in the area of Miller Drive and Southwest 162nd Avenue. An unnamed officer who lives in the area parked the car outside of his home overnight, then woke up to find it had been stolen, and his personal cars burglarized.

Police said the unmarked vehicle was a 2015, 4-door charcoal gray Charger with a Florida tag of 409 XCY. The two vehicles that were burglarized were a gray Honda and a black Jeep Grand Cherokee.

“I’m shocked that people are still coming into the neighborhood and still trying to do these things when we do have a large police presence here,” said one resident.

It remains unclear whether the police vehicle contained any police equipment or if the vehicle was locked at the time of the theft.

A “be on the lookout” order has been issued for the stolen Charger.

This isn’t the first time a Miami-Dade Police vehicle has been stolen from a residence. On April 25, two subjects stole a Miami-Dade Police cruiser from SW 276th Street, which was later discovered at the bottom of a lake in Sunny Isles Beach, a few days later.

Nine days earlier, thieves busted through the window of a cop car parked on Southwest 107th Avenue and 56th Street. They stole equipment, including a Taser.

“These individuals have the courage to break into a police car,” said a Miami-Dade Police spokesperson. “Who knows what they’re capable of doing?”

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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