2 children home alone during attempted burglary, Miami-Dade police say

Flashlight found at scene along with pry marks on back door


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two children were home alone last month during an attempted burglary in Miami-Dade County, authorities said.

Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard said the victims' father had just left their home shortly after 6 a.m. July 19, when the victims heard a loud bang coming from a rear door.

Pinkard said the home's monitoring system captured three people running away from the home in the area of Southwest 98th Street and 103rd Avenue after they were unable to open the door.

Officers who were called to the home found a flashlight outside the back of the home and pry marks to the door.

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

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