Car smashes into front windows of T-Mobile store

$9,000 worth of cellphones stolen from Miami Lakes store

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor , Liane Morejon - Reporter

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - Police are investigating after crooks used a car to break into a T-Mobile store at 15418 NW 77th Court in Miami Lakes early Friday morning. 

The store manager said the burglary happened around 2 a.m.

Surveillance video shows the crooks using a car to ram through the front windows and shutters.

Miami-Dade police said $9,000 worth of cellphones and iPads were stolen from the store.

Police also said the car had been stolen from Miami Gardens shortly before the burglary.

Gerard Fusco of Miller Glass & Glazing said this is the sixth smash-and-grab burglary he's been called to fix since December. He estimates the damage to be more than $5,000, not to mention the cost of the stolen items.

"They're doing whatever they can for a dime," Fusco said. "And it costs the rest of us."

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