2 men ransack vehicles parked outside Miami Beach home

Surveillance video captures crooks in act

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Miami Beach police are searching for four people in connection with an attempted home burglary that was reported early Tuesday morning.

According to an incident report, the victim heard his front doorbell alarm activate shortly after 12:30 a.m.

The man said he checked the doorbell video and saw two men leaving the front door area.

Home surveillance footage shows the two men climbing over a 6-foot gate that surrounds the victim's home on North Bay Road. Two women were seen outside the gate and a third woman is also believed to be involved in the crime.

Police said the men looked into the windows of the home and tried to open a door that led to the victim's son's bedroom. They also checked to see if the front door was unlocked.

After failing to get inside, the men ransacked the victim's unlocked vehicles, which included a Range Rover, a Cadillac Escalade and a Porsche Panamera.

Police said the thieves stole a gate remote control from the Porsche, but it was found on the grass outside the front gate.

It's unclear whether anything else was taken from the vehicles, but police said all three were ransacked and objects were thrown around.

Video shows the thieves leaving the area in a light-colored Jeep.

Nigel Norton, who lives just a few doors down, has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years and was shocked to hear about the crime.

"I guess, things happen. I just hope the precautions we take are enough," he said. 

Anyone with information about the identities of the thieves is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.



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