Burglars Steal High-End Items From Vacant Pinecrest Homes

Police are looking for the burglars who have been stealing high-end appliances from vacant homes in Pinecrest over the last three months.

The burglars hit eight homes and have stolen from $3,600 to $79,000 worth of property from each house.

"The burglars seem to know what they're looking for," said Michelle Hammontree, spokeswoman for the Village of Pinecrest. "They're getting high-end appliances, high-end patio furniture, high-end grills."

Pinecrest police released surveillance video Thursday of the burglars, who arrive in the early morning hours and target homes that are listed for sale or are under renovation.

"We suspect that these burglars are basically shopping for the inventory online and hitting the houses," Hammontree said.

Residents should be on the lookout, especially if they see work vans or rental trucks in the area during early hours.

Anyone with information could submit anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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