Dozens of Cars Broken Into at Miami Parking Garage

Police say 46 cars broken into a secured garage in a Little Havana apartment building

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    Police are investigating after dozens of cars were found burglarized in the parking garage of a Miami apartment building Thursday. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports. (Published Thursday, Mar 6, 2014)

    Police are investigating after dozens of cars were found burglarized in the parking garage of a Little Havana apartment building Thursday.

    The discovery was made around 3 a.m. at the building at 120 Southwest 8th Ave., when approximately 46 cars were found burglarized, Miami Police said.

    Dozens of Cars Broken Into at Miami Parking Garage

    [MI] Dozens of Cars Broken Into at Miami Parking Garage
    Police are investigating after dozens of cars were found burglarized in the parking garage of a Miami apartment building Thursday. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola has the story. (Published Thursday, Mar 6, 2014)

    "It was like a quick grab,” said one of the victims, Gilberto Antonio. “I mean to hit 46 vehicles you have to get whatever you can, grab it and go to the next vehicle."

    The four suspects struck 46 vehicles in a matter of minutes. Video shows them casing an aisle of parked cars. One pops out a window and is in such a hurry he reaches through it head-first. He feverishly looks for valuables while the rest of his body hangs off the shattered glass.

    "This is what I walked into this morning,” said another victim, Marco Garcia. “Can you believe that? And my car and my wife’s car both got broken into."

    The victims NBC 6 spoke with didn't know about the bedtime break-ins until they went to their cars to go to work.

    Garcia said, "And tomorrow is my wife’s birthday. So the little money I had to buy her a birthday gift I have to spend on fixing the glasses for both cars."

    Police got a call at about 3 a.m. from a woman who was in her car and saw the four men up to no good. She honked her horn and went inside her home. Investigators are trying to figure out how the suspects got in and out of the secured garage.

    "This is very unusual for the area,” Miami Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said. “It’s a brand-new building and it a very secure garage."

    Garcia said, "It really sucks. It really it just sucks. You work hard and you try to do the best you can as an honest citizen and then you have people doing stuff like this."

    Police are pouring through the surveillance video looking for clues. They ask anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.