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Thieves Target Family’s Home and Business in Southwest Miami-Dade

Robert Lopez believes he's been targeted by the same group of thieves. On July 4th, surveillance cameras captured 4 masked men walking down the side of his Southwest Miami-Dade home.

Lopez says they pried open his garage door and headed straight for the safe.

"Nobody should go through this. It's not about money, you feel violated," says Lopez.

According to Lopez, the men stole watches, jewelry, guns and personal documents. He believes the stolen items are valued at $100,000. Many items, however, are irreplaceable and have sentimental value including his late father's belongings.

The thieves also got away with their family pet, an African Grey parrot they've had for 12 years.

"She knew everybody by name and we knew her since she was a baby," said Lopez.

Less than a month later on Monday, July 31st, Lopez's office was burglarized. Cameras captured the men looking behind paintings and rummaging through the building.

"It's just some guys that were sent to do something. They're on the phone talking to somebody outside. Somebody is telling them what to do where to go."

The burglars didn't manage to steal anything from his Southwest Miami-Dade office. They quickly took off in a dark-colored four door sedan.

Lopez is now offering a $10,000 reward for any tip that leads to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 305-471-TIPS.

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