SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are looking for one of three attempted home burglary subjects who bailed out of a car involved in a chaotic pursuit that ended in a multi-vehicle crash, days after one family in the same neighborhood said their home was also targeted by thieves.
7Skyforce flew over the scene Monday, just after 12:30 p.m., in Southwest Miami-Dade, near Quail Roost Drive and 117th Avenue. The crash happened in the Florida Turnpike access road area.
According to Miami-Dade Police, the two subjects were in the backyard of a home near Southwest 50th Terrace when the homeowner spotted them through a Ring surveillance camera.
The surveillance system also allowed the homeowner to communicate with the subjects and told them that although no one was home, the police were on the way.
“Our victim, in this case, had surveillance equipment which included a camera,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Lee Cowart. “She was notified that somebody was trying to gain entry into the house. They subsequently gained entry into the house.”
The homeowner started to monitor the situation. The security system also happens to allow the homeowner to communicate with those in the house.
“[The homeowner told the burglars], ‘Hey, I’m watching you. I’ve contacted the police,'” said Cowart. “They immediately fled the scene.”
Investigators said the subjects bolted to the car, which had an accomplice inside.
“In the meantime, our victim had contacted Miami-Dade Police Department, so we were en route,” said Cowart.
When police arrived, the subjects were gone, but officers spotted the vehicle believed to be involved in the burglary.
Police then engaged the vehicle – which had an out-of-town license plate – in a high-speed chase before the subjects’ car crashed into two other vehicles along Quail Roost Drive and 117th Avenue.
The three subjects bailed out of the car after the crash and attempted to flee on foot.
Two of them were reportedly taken into custody for questioning, while one remains at large.
An elderly male was treated by paramedics following the crash.
A police presence remained at 187th Street, between 113th and 117th avenues, for hours as crime scene investigators collected evidence and searched for clues.
But this homeowner wasn’t the only one who has dealt with a break-in in this neighborhood. Jackie Suris said she had her home burglarized a week ago.
Suris said the perpetrators took off with about $20,000 in valuables, including her wedding ring.
When asked how she felt when she first found out about the break-in, Suris replied, “Completely violated.”
Suris said a group of men entered her residence through a window. Neither Suris nor her children were home at the time.
“They came out with a really large bag of things that they got inside my mom’s house,” said Sophia Maduro, Suris’ daughter.
Nothing was stolen from the house in Monday’s break-in.
It remains unknown whether both crimes are related.
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