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Thieves Wheel Safe Out of Jewelry Store in Miami

They hoisted the safe onto a truck and drove away.




Three burglars stole a safe from a jewelry store in downtown Miami.

The thieves cut through the wall of the store from a closed-down business next door, according to a bulletin from the Jewelers’ Security Alliance. They tried to disable the store’s surveillance system and computers.

At 5:20 a.m. on Sept. 18, the suspects wheeled the safe out the front door, hoisted the safe onto a truck and drove away, reported.

WSVN-TV identified the store as Mitch the Jeweler. Nearly $3 million in jewelry was taken, according to the report.

The owner, who was not identified in the news report, is offering a $50,000 reward for information in the case.


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