Miami-Dade police

Thieves Burglarize Kendall Cash Advance Store: MDPD

Miami-Dade Police are investigating a burglary at a cash advance store in Kendall that occurred overnight.

Caution tape surrounded the back of Advance America on Southwest 116th Avenue and 88th Street.

"There was security outside, inside here, there was a lot of people moving around out here as well," explained Jacqueline Echemendia, who works next door.

It appears the thieves opened a hole in a wall to enter the store. The hole led them straight into the bathroom of the business.

"I think it was by the roof area or the back. It has to be in the back because you hear all the repairing going on back there," Echemendia said.

Echemendia can't believe they broke in just steps from her job. She hopes a heavier security presence will deter any burglars from returning.

"There should be security there. I know that they have the buzzing store, but I've never seen security present and I think there should be, or at least walking around too," she said.

Employees at Advance America did not want to comment on the situation.

It's unclear whether the thieves got away with any cash or whether any arrests have been made.

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