HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating after surveillance video showed a group of crooks stealing a pricey boat from a Hialeah home.
According to the owner, Joel Jimenez, five men worked together to take the vessel at the 400 block of East 60th Street, Thursday morning.
“Apparently five guys came, and they took it. They hauled it right away,” said Jimenez.
Jimenez said they backed a pickup truck onto his mother’s front yard and hooked it up quickly before taking off.
“Devastated,” he said, “that anybody can come and do that just like that so quickly.”
The boat is described as being white and red with big letters that read “FOUNTAIN” on both sides.
Joel’s sister Yuniet Jimenez said she just happened to wake up early and found an empty lot where the boat once sat.
“I react and I say, ‘They’re taking the boat,’ and I run over here,” she said. “I ran over here. The window was kind of open, so I was able to see outside, and I didn’t see the boat, so I started screaming inside the house, ‘They took the boat!'”
Now she hopes somebody can spot the large watercraft.
“Everything was too fast. Yes, very fast,” said his sister Yuniet Jimenez. “Hopefully, somebody could help us and get in contact with the police.”
Jimenez claims the boat was valued more than $90,000.
“The boat is a 31-foot Fountain, redone completely,” said Jimenez.
If you have any information on this boat 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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