MIAMI (WSVN) - A Miami homeowner attempted to stop a man as he tried to break into his home through a window.
Roberto Marquez said he woke up at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to the sound of glass breaking near the second-story window of his home, located near Northwest 58th Avenue.
He saw the leg of a man hanging out of his window and tried to grab it, but the man got away.
“I was sleeping when he broke the window. I woke up because of the noise. I tried to grab his legs, but he took off quick, and I couldn’t grab them good. That’s when I cut my fingers,” he said.
Surveillance video from a nearby home showed the subject walking along the street before approaching the home.
Minutes later, he’s seen running away empty-handed.
“The thing that I can say is that it had to be someone who’s been here before, and they know the layout,” Marquez said through a translator. “When I opened the window, I see the broken glass. I see someone as I move the curtain. I tried to pull him by his leg back, but that’s when [the injury] happened. I went through the same window, and I went running around the side, and he left in a car.”
According to Miami Police, the man possibly suffered a leg injury in the process.
7News cameras captured the homeowner’s finger being bandaged by fire rescue.
Since it was 2:30 a.m., it was dark and Marquez said he couldn’t see much, but after watching surveillance video again, he said he may recognize the would-be robber.
“I’m at that point looking at the video — I play it forward, I play it backwards, I play it again — it seems to me that it’s somebody familiar, but I can’t say for sure. I think it can be. We’re gonna see,” he said.
Marquez did describe the man as being white.
Police are currently investigating.
If you have any information on this home invasion, 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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