Surveillance video captures brazen crook stealing dozens of items from Hialeah store

HIALEAH, Fla. – Police in Miami-Dade County are searching for a crook who grabbed as much as he could get his hands on from a department store before literally dragging the stolen loot out of the front door.

Surveillance video captured the criminal in action. There have been a lot of shoplifting cases but this one may take the cake.

“Very brazen thief. Right now we have a saturation of officers out there in uniform and when you see something like that they need to be caught,” said Hialeah Police Sgt. Jose Torres.

It happened a Burlington store in Hialeah on Black Friday.

“He’s doing his holiday shopping on the dime of the store. This is something we won’t tolerate,” said Torres. “The Hialeah Police Department is actively working to stop these types of crimes.”

Officers have a clear surveillance shot of the man’s face. They also have his car on video.

Hialeah theft suspect (WPLG)

He appeared to get away with a ton of pocketbooks, and in the video it looks like he stuffed whatever he could into two large bags.

“Look at this guy,” Torres said. “Give us a call and we would be more than glad to get him off the street.”

Anyone who thinks they recognize the man is urged to call Hialeah police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

About the Author:

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