Rapper Hopes New Surveillance Video Leads to Arrest in Stolen Safe

Police are hoping to gather new clues out of some grainy surveillance video shot the night a safe was stolen out of a popular rapper's Miami Beach condo.

The safe and the more than $400,000 in property inside of it was stolen from the home of Prince Malik, whose real name is Shahzad Nawaz.

The brazen thief made it out of the building at 23rd Street and Collins Avenue carrying the right into one of the city's busiest areas.

And investigators say one mistake made by the suspect that was caught on camera could mean they are one step closer to finding him.

"We discovered that the thief made a mistake and reentered the building to clean off his fingerprints and went to the wrong floor and stepped in front of a camera," said private investigator, David Bolton.

According to the rap star, who's best known for his collaborations with Flo Rida and other hip hop moguls, this man got away with more than $400,000 worth of cash and jewelry on the evening of May 8th.

"whatever I was wearing that night. That's all I have. Everything else was in the safe, locked," Prince Malik said at the time of the crime.

Prince Malik told his private investigator he believes he was targeted because of how brazen and calculated the burglary was.

"It appears that they disabled the alarm system in the building and some of the cameras... entered his unit through some means by disabling the lock on the door," Bolton said.

Now both the rapper and his investigative team want the public to take a close look at the man in the surveillance video who they're searching for. He was wearing a Marlins cap and Nike t-shirt that reads "Ball Rules All."

"It's a very busy Friday night on Miami Beach.. someone had to have noticed," Bolton said.

The rapper is offering a $50,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

It is unclear if this theft is related to a string of safe thefts in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

If you know anything call the private investigator David Bolton at 305-447-0888 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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