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2nd South Florida H.H. Gregg Store Targeted By Thieves

Thieves rip off electronics chain for the second time this month



    (Published Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012)

    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."

    Smash and Grab at Hialeah Electronics Store

    [MI] Smash and Grab at Hialeah Electronics Store
    Police are investigating a smash and grab burglary at a Hialeah electronics store Wednesday morning. The burglary happened at the h.h. gregg store at 3695 West 20th Avenue. Footage showed the store's front entrance completely smashed, with a section of the door ripped off and part of the security gate mangled. Hialeah Police spokesman Det. Eddie Rodriguez called it a "typical smash and grab," where the thieves use a car to bust through the front door or yank the door open.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012)

    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.

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    “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.

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