17 vehicles ransacked near synagogue in northeast Miami-Dade

Vehicle break-ins reported between Friday, Sunday

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are searching for the crooks who burglarized more than a dozen vehicles over the weekend near an Orthodox synagogue in northeast Miami-Dade.

The break-ins were reported between Friday and Sunday from Northeast Sixth to Ninth Avenues and Northeast 167th Street to Miami Gardens Drive.

Police said most of the 17 vehicles that were ransacked were parked near the Young Israel of Greater Miami synagogue at 990 NE 171st St.

Rabbi David Lehrfield told Local 10 News that many people parked their cars there Friday night and left them overnight during Sabbath.

"You feel violated. This happens to be a very fine neighborhood, and we hate to see it violated like this," Lehrfield said.


It's unclear whether anything was taken from inside the vehicles.

Lehrfield said there are surveillance cameras outside the synagogue, but they are not positioned where they could have captured the car burglars.

The synagogue is now considering repositioning its cameras.

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

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