NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Nearly a dozen vehicles parked at an apartment complex’s parking lot in Northwest Miami-Dade were vandalized and burglarized, overnight.
According to police, families woke up, Tuesday morning, to find their vehicles’ windows smashed open and their belongings stolen.
Officials believe between 11 to 15 vehicles were vandalized and burglarized.
One resident told 7News their loaded gun was stolen.
“I came downstairs at 7 to be at work at 7:30 and someone had broken into my car,” said another resident who is a student at Florida Atlantic University. “I guess the most hurtful part is that they stole all of my school books.”
“It hurts pretty bad, especially when you work an honest job to make an honest living to have the things that you want,” said the FAU student.
While most of the victims were distressed, some residents were thankful they had not left any belongings inside of their vehicles. “They didn’t take anything, there was nothing for them to take,” said a victim.
“The security of our residents is really important to us,” said Deborah Dominic of YMP Real Estate. “So, we’re trying to find out what happened. I was just talking to them [the residents] because we’re going to have their cars repaired.”
Dominic, along with management of the apartment complex, will work diligently to make sure these tenant’s are compensated for the damage caused to their vehicles and stolen belongings.
If you have any information on these break-ins, 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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