MIAMI (WSVN) - Newly-released surveillance video shows a woman who, police said, stole personal belongings from a victim.
On Aug. 13, police said the victim met a woman at E11EVEN MIAMI and took her back to his friend’s apartment, located on Northeast Miami Place and 14th Street.
When the woman left, the victim noticed that his cash, credit cards and jewelry were missing.
Security cameras captured the accused thief and the victim moments before his belongings were stolen.
“You see both this lady and the gentleman arriving at the apartment,” said Miami Police Cmdr. Freddie Cruz, “then a couple of hours later you see her exiting by herself. When this gentleman wakes up later on that morning, he discovers that his Rolex watch that’s worth over $15,000, various credit cards and U.S. currency are stolen.”
Police are now hoping to catch the woman, and believe there may be other victims.
“You have a good image of this young lady,” Cruz said. “If anybody has any information or comes in contact with this information or may be embarrassed they’ve been victimized and embarrassed to come forward, please, we do need any and all assistance before someone else becomes a victim.”
Detectives said in a lot of these cases, the victims do not want to come forward. However, police did give some tips that can help prevent you from becoming a victim.
“If you take someone back home, you have to be careful. Again, this gentleman wasn’t hurt, but at any given moment, his life could have been taken away,” Cruz said.
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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