A man from Miami is facing charges for a house break-in that happened months ago in northwest Miami-Dade. What caught the public’s eye was the loot he took off.
He completely stripped the house that was undergoing renovation together with his accomplice, getting away with $17,000 worth of appliances and fixtures.
The Suspect Was Already in Custody in Connection With Another Crime
Oscar Guerra Gomez, 52, is already under custody at the Metrowest Detention Center in connection with another crime and now faces additional charges for the theft mentioned above.
According to the report, surveillance footage shows Guerra Gomez and his accomplice entering the home in the 8500 block of Northwest 172nd Street in Palm Springs North and taking $17,000 worth of appliances and other valuables while the homeowners were vacationing.
The Thieves Took Whatever They Could Carry
Isael Prieto, the homeowner, said that the thieves literally cleaned the house. They took the light and plumbing fixtures, toilets, appliances, even the nest off the wall.
Prieto said that he and his family were on vacation when he noticed the cameras went offline but didn’t think much of it.
However, when the family returned home, they found their house completely stripped.
One of the warning signs of a break-in are the cameras going offline, that’s why it’s recommended to invest in security cameras that have their own power source and internet connection. Another thing you should probably do is always prepare your house for vacation.
The Neighbors Didn’t Suspect Anything
The police say that the thieves used a white box truck stolen out of Broward County. Because the house was under construction, the neighbors were used to seeing trucks and people around, and they didn’t suspect any foul play.
Guerra Gomez was identified thanks to an anonymous tip, and the police detectives are still looking for his accomplice.