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Go-Karts, Equipment Worth $54,000 Stolen in Doral

The Doral Police Department is searching for thieves who stole two go-karts housed at a local business.

Jason Angles, 18, told NBC 6 he was three weeks away from his next go-kart tournament. Now, he's not sure if he'll be able to compete.

“I had two karts. I had all my tires; a bunch of tire sets, rims, tools. I even had a pocket bike ... to go around the track. It’s called a track bike," Angles said.

Police told us the theft occurred on Feb. 16 at about 11 p.m. The thieves stole a trailer containing about $54,000 worth of professional racing go-karts.

Angles has been racing for about five years in Homestead and Palm Beach County. He said he can't afford to replace his equipment.

Angles is not sure when he'll be able to pick up the hobby he and his father enjoyed.

"When I heard the news, the first thing that came to my mind was ‘Will I be able to race again?’ And up to now, we can’t. So that’s basically the bad news," Angles said.

Surveillance video shows a four-door white or silver pick-up truck pulling out of the lot in Doral near NW 25th Street and 99th Avenue. In tow, a small trailer filled with equipment.

“The subject or subjects knew exactly what they were looking for because in this yard there were multiple trucks and multiple tractor-trailers, yet the only one that they disturbed was this one," Doral Police spokesperson Rey Valdes said.

Angles said the trailer was hidden behind other trucks and the fact that they went for that trailer specifically is "sketchy."

Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. A reward of $1,000 is available.

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