Armed robbery at Miami boutique caught on camera

Do you recognize the robber in this Miami jewelry heist?
Do you recognize the robber in this Miami jewelry heist?

MIAMI – Surveillance video shows the robbery of a Miami boutique and jewelry store Friday morning.

The thief, with a gun in hand, can be heard making demands in Spanish at the Wilian Diaz Boutique at the corner of Southwest 8th Street and 66th Avenue.

“Abre ... rapido,” the man says, telling a female employee to hurry and open it up, likely referring to the glass case.

You can then hear the sound of the gun pressing against the glass. The man comes around, tells her to walk away and starts to put away the jewelry.

Miami police say it happened shortly before 10 a.m.

Police investigate reported jewelry store robbery in Miami
Police investigate reported jewelry store robbery in Miami

Store owner Wilian Diaz rushed to get there, only to see cops surrounding his business.

He thinks the robber probably took half his jewelry.

Typically this is a clothing store, but struggling because of COVID-19 pandemic, Diaz added jewelry to his inventory.

Charms, earrings and watches are among the items he says were stolen.

Diaz said he is thankful his worker wasn’t hurt. Her life, he said, is worth more.

Crime scene investigators could be seen going in and out of the store after blocking it off with police tape.

If you have any information about the man seen on the video, you are asked to call Miami police.

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