Generator stolen in Miami a day before start of hurricane season

Champion generator valued at $500


MIAMI – Miami police are investigating a generator theft that was reported Thursday, a day before the start of the hurricane season, when people are stocking up on generators and other storm supplies.

The theft occurred about midnight Thursday at a home in the 1900 block of Southwest 18th Court.

Police said the Champion generator is valued at $500.

Surveillance video captured the thief jumping over a locked gate and pulling out what appeared to be pliers.  

The suspect then cut the lock off the generator and ran away toward a woman, who appeared to be acting as a lookout, authorities said.

The thieves left in what appeared to be an older-model Honda Accord that was parked nearby.

Anyone with information about the thieves' identities is asked to call the Miami Police Department at 305-603-6030 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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