Burglars steal $1.5 million worth of jewelry from South Miami home

Detectives search for experienced burglars in early July heist

By Ian Margol - Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. - A group of experienced burglars recently stole about $1.5 million in jewelry, watches and family heirlooms from a home in Miami-Dade County's city of South Miami while the residents were out of town, police said. 

Detectives released surveillance video showing a vandal who was able to shut down the power to the home on July 2 in the area of Southwest 67th Avenue and 68th Terrace in preparation for the burglary. This disabled the home's alarm. 

The burglars used a sliding glass door to break into the back of the home. The homeowner is a watch collector, so the burglars broke into a vault and found a $300,000 Daytona Rainbow Rolex and other luxury pieces.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the burglary to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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