Burglars broke into more than 50 homes in the high end areas of Miami and Palm Beach. Most of the victims were out to dinner and some were victims of home invasions.
The perps may have had a network in place of valets, waiters/waitresses or others who had an idea of who the victims were, their addresses and what their schedules were. Most importantly, someone on the inside of this network would inform the thieves when the victims would be gone from the home.
The thieves would enter the homes through locked or unlocked sliding doors generally in the back of the home. Their targets included high end jewelry, watches, gold and diamonds. Losses could be as high as 2 million dollars.
Getting the stolen jewelry back is often next to impossible. Jewelry is the quickest and easiest to fence.
“Police have dubbed the six people arrested for their participation in a burglary ring spanning three counties as the “Dinner Crew Set.” Home surveillance video captured one of the thieves in action — a masked man with a two way radio.”
It’s obvious that most of these homes did not have home alarms or home security cameras. Many of these burglaries could have been prevented with simple investments that equate to a dollar a day for your family home security.
It’s amazing to me how people go out and spend all this money on expensive items but don’t lock them in a safe or protect them with a home security system.