Just a week after thieves smashed through the front of a Hialeah h.h. gregg store and made off with pricey electronics, police say a similar smash and grab burglary was pulled off at the store's Aventura location.
The incident happened sometime around 5 a.m. at the store at 19925 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura Police spokesman Skip Washa said.
By the time police arrived just two minutes after the store's alarm went off, the suspects were gone, Washa said. They got away with video and still cameras and high-end head sets.
Washa called it a "low risk, high profit crime," and said the thieves are "very organized."
He said they were wearing gloves and had their faces covered. They fled the scene in two cars, one possibly a maroon Cadillac and the other either a Nissan Altima or Toyota Corolla.
Similar to the Aug. 15 burglary in Hialeah, the thieves left the front entrance to the store completely smashed and sections of the door ripped off.
Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby couldn't confirm whether the two incidents were related.
"They might be, there's always a chance because they're so similar," Zogby said.
“hhgregg is cooperating with the police department on their investigation of this incident," company spokesman Jeff Pearson said in a statement. "Our first priority is the safety and security of our employees, so we are pleased to report that no one was at the location during the incident and there were no injuries. We will be open for business today.”
Police are still investigating both incidents.