Miami-Dade Police are looking for a group of teen burglars who were caught on video stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from an elderly man's home.
The burglary happened on Nov. 28, 2012 at the home of 76-year-old Andres Amoedo in the 400 block of Southwest 133rd Avenue, Miami-Dade Police said.
"The room was like a tornado. Everything was upside down," said Amoedo.
Police say three white males, ages 16 to 19, went in through the rear entrance and stole $18,000 worth of jewelry. They fled the scene in a black or dark-colored 2002-2007 Nissan Altima.
"They stole my earrings that I wore only one time, and my daughters when they got married. They cost me around $10,000. They were blue diamonds," said Flora Amoedo.
Police released video caught by surveillance cameras from neighbors on SW 133rd Avenue. It shows three teens trying to cover their faces as they walk by and about an hour later leaving in a dark Nissan Altima.
The area has been targeted for several residential burglaries, police said.
Amoedo said the thieves were lucky he wasn't home when they came because he has a gun and he would've used it.
"I would've shot them without any question. I don't care if they're young people or old people. They would be dead," he said.
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspects and are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
"Every time we come into the house, we are scared because every day you see crime everywhere. Nobody takes care of anything. Nobody does anything. They keep saying they have a lot of cases. Fine, they have a lot of cases, but let's solve one case that is probably related to many other cases, but nothing is happening," said Andres Amoedo.