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Man steals 2 Rolex watches from Surfside shop

Police: Watches valued together at $56,000

Police say they believe they know who the robber is who stole two gold Rolex watches worth $56,000 from a Surfside store.
Police say they believe they know who the robber is who stole two gold Rolex watches worth $56,000 from a Surfside store.

SURFSIDE, Fla. – Police are searching for a man who was captured on surveillance video stealing two pricey Rolex watches from a Surfside business.

The robbery happened just before 4 p.m. at Gray and Sons Jewelers at 9595 Harding Ave.

Surveillance video from the store shows the culprit, who police believe is 27-year-old Pedro Valdez, a man with a previous criminal history, talking to an employee and then snatching the white and yellow gold watches valued at $56,000.

Police said Valdez took off in a white four-door Nissan that was waiting for him nearby. Detectives said he cased the placed the day before so he knew what watches he was looking for when he came in Wednesday.

Detectives said Valdez knew what he was doing, making sure he didn't touch the glass so no fingerprints would be left behind. They believe he may be responsible for other similar robberies in the area.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.


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