Caught on camera: Man burglarizes Miami home, makes off with bags, pillowcases of items

Police seek help finding burglar

MIAMI – Marc Kunen was at work Tuesday when he got a phone call from his alarm company that made his heart drop. 

His home alarm had gone off. 

Kunen, who has three surveillance cameras in his house, immediately pulled up the footage. 

"I looked at the camera and I saw there was a guy in there," Kunen said in a phone interview with Local 10 News. "I called the police and started racing home."

Detectives with the Miami Police Department are investigating the burglary and are using Kunen's home surveillance footage to track the man they said broke into the home in the 1400 block of Southwest 23rd Street and walked out with bags and pillowcases full of items. 

Kunen, a new father, recalls his mind racing when realized what was happening in his house. 

He first called his wife to make sure she and their 3-month-old daughter were safe.

Once he learned they were not home during the incident, Kunen then thought of the family's 20-pound greyhound, who is seen on surveillance video barking and jumping, trying to scare away the burglar. 

"(There were a) world of possibilities was running through my head," he said. "After that set in, it was anger that you work hard, and try to do well, and support your family, then in a blink of an eye you have someone go through your house casually and take whatever they want." 

Kunen said the burglar made off with electronics, clothing, purses, shoes and jewelry. 

"Some of the stuff was weird," he said. "He took the baby monitor.". 

The sliver lining for Kunen is that his security cameras caught the entire incident. 

"It'll be justice enough when he's behind bars," he said. 

The burglar is described as a heavyset man, possibly between 20 to 30 years old, and was last seen last wearing a long sleeve plaid shirt, blue jeans and an earring.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.