Miami Marine Store Hit by Burglars

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    NBC 6's Hank Tester shows you the surveillance video of a trio of thieves who made off with $300,000 worth of gear. (Published Monday, Jun 16, 2014)

    Police in Miami are looking for a group of thieves that spent three hours methodically searching for the loot they wanted inside a Miami marine electronics facility. By the time the thieves were done, they had helped themselves to $300,000 worth of goods from radars to satellite phones and even some solar panels.

    The store, Atlantic Radio Telephone, is owned and operated by Conrad Webber. The company took a hit from the theft, but surveillance video captured the entire robbery from multiple angles.

    “Looking around to see what’s there,” Conrad said about the surveillance video. “They see the camera. They knock it down, it comes down.”

    The Webber’s hope someone recognizes the thieves and will call Miami-Dade Police. Based on the surveillance video, there were at least three or maybe four thieves and there may have been help from someone who had previously been in the building.

    “I think someone came in and checked out the facility,” Conrad said of the robbery. “It was well thought out.”

    It appeared that one of the suspects was on a cell phone at multiple times and Webber said this kind of a break-in is becoming common.

    “They started in 2006 or 07 up around Pompano hitting marine companies,” Conrad said, “down the coast ‘til the recession hit. Things were quiet. All of a sudden, they start up again.”

    If you have any information about the burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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