A Coral Gables homeowner was tied up and had her Aston Martin sports car stolen during a frightening armed home invasion late Thursday night, police said.
The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at the palatial home (pictured below) in the 100 block of Arvida Parkway in the Gables Estates gated community, Coral Gables police spokeswoman Kelly Denham said.
Denham said the woman was home alone when the man, who was armed and masked, ordered her to get on the floor then tied her up.
"The subject was brandishing a small type of firearm and politely asked the homeowner to lay down on the ground where the homeowner was bound with her hands and feet," Denham said.
The woman, who was shaken up, wasn't hurt and managed to untie herself and call police.
"She said he was very polite, he was not screaming or yelling, did not appear to have an accent," Denham said. "Right now, she was blindfolded so she does not have a physical description of the subject."
Police said the man ransacked the six-bedroom mansion, currently on the market for $35 million.
The only item known to have been stolen is a black 2011 Aston Martin Vantage with Florida license plate X454EK. A surveillance camera captured the car leaving the neighborhood, Denham said.
The car was found later Friday in the area of Southwest 146th Lane and Southwest 126th Place, police said. No arrests have been made.
Meanwhile, detectives are trying to figure out how the man entered the gated community.
"There is a guard shack that takes down your information, there's cameras at the shack," Denham said. "We don't know if he came by boat, I mean anything is possible right now."
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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