Coconut Grove homeowners are offering a large reward after two safes containing more than $1.2 million in valuables were stolen from their home.
The break-in and theft happened the night of July 27, and surveillance cameras captured the three suspected thieves behind the crime, private investigator David Bolton said.
Bolton said the thieves cut through a chain-link fence and then scaled a seven-foot concrete wall to enter the property. Once inside, the thieves used specialized equipment to remove the two safes, which were bolted to the floor.
Inside the safes were dozens of pieces of expensive jewelry, worth more than $1.2 million, Bolton said.
"They look very organized and tight-knit the way they worked together," Bolton said Monday. "They came with specialized tools and used them individually. These aren't common thieves, this is something of a different caliber."
"Even now I just feel a shakiness inside me and every once in a while you just realize what happened and it's just devastating," said one of the homeowners, who didn't want to be identified.
The homeowners are offering a $25,000 reward in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call David Bolton Investigations at 305-447-0888.