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Store owner warns others of burglars who break in through walls

MIAMI – Astute burglars exploited two vulnerabilities: A neighboring vacant store and a security system that did not account for the possibility that someone could break a hole through the wall, store owners said.

Detectives believe the burglary was about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at 4750 NW 7th St., in Miami’s Flagami neighborhood.

The business, Gator Communications Of Miami Corp., advertises cell phone unlocking, international top-ups and repairs services. They also sell new mobile phones.

The store owners said the burglars took newer model phones worth at least $10,000 to $15,000.

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

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About the Authors:

Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.