Woman steals watch from fifth man she met in Miami Beach, police say

Liliana Vanegas, 24, arrested Tuesday at Miami apartment

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Liliana Vanegas was recently released from jail on bond, but the 24-year-old woman landed herself back behind bars after she snatched a $10,000 watch from yet another man whom she met at a South Florida nightclub, authorities said.

Vanegas was arrested Tuesday at her Miami apartment on charges of grand theft and strong-arm robbery.

According to an arrest report, Vanegas met the victim March 12 at Mynt nightclub in Miami Beach and went back to an apartment that the victim was renting for the weekend.

The victim told police that he was wearing a $10,000 Panerai watch when he arrived at the apartment.

Police said Vanegas made the man a drink, and after a few minutes he felt weak and extremely tired.

The victim told detectives that he only remembers waking up and discovering that Vanegas was gone, along with his expensive watch.

According to the report, the victim is a doctor and knew that he had been drugged because he did not drink excessively that evening.

The victim identified Vanegas through a photo lineup.

Police said Vanegas refused to make any statements to detectives after her arrest.

She is accused of stealing expensive watches from at least four other men whom she met at various nightclubs in Miami Beach.

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