Video shows brazen crooks dressed as Orthodox Jews robbing home while family was praying at synagogue

A bold and brazen burglary of a Miami Beach home was caught on camera.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A bold and brazen burglary of a Miami Beach home was caught on camera.

It was Saturday afternoon when the family’s 12-year-old son came home and realized his house had been robbed.

He quickly picked up the phone and called the police.

“I walked upstairs in my mom’s room, and it looked like a tornado hit it,” video showed the boy saying after calling 911. “Draws were taken, everything was taken out on the floor and in the bed.”

Video shows the crooks, dressed as Orthodox Jews, approached the mid-Miami Beach home on the Jewish sabbath.

They rang the doorbell, but no one was home. They then were able to get inside the house.

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While the family was praying in synagogue, the criminals inside their home were looking for the goods.

“A lot has been taken watches jewelry,” said the victim, who asked not to be identified.

Around $300,000-worth of watches, jewelry and handbags, according to police, all taken.

“it’s a serious crime,” said Miami Beach Police PIO Ernesto Rodriguez. “it’s something serious.”

Video shows one of the crooks on their phone while taking the victims’ suitcases out of the home, filled to the brim with the family’s items.

“Awful most items can’t be replaced it’s a terrible thing that no one should go through,” said the victim.

The victim says between 25 and 30 designer handbags were taken, and she says the crooks knew exactly where to go.

“They went straight to our room and spent nine minutes in the house,” said the victim. “They took my luggage. One of them walked out even holding a purse.”

Miami Beach police have been working around the clock to solve this case.

“We are confident someone out there will recognize them,” said Rodriguez.

Anyone with information on the crime or who thinks they recognize the criminals in the video is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


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Reporter Rosh Lowe has been covering news for nearly two decades in South Florida. He joined Local 10 in 2021.