More than $20,000 of lobster and shrimp stolen from Miami seafood supplier

Friday, customarily a big seafood consumption day, turned into a big seafood theft day at Miami’s Sea Land Distribution.

Thieves plowed a hole in a storage warehouse and stole $20,000 to $30,000 worth of mostly lobster and shrimp overnight. Perpetrators knew not only where but when to execute the heist for maximum take.

It was the first first from the restaurant supplier in more than 30 years of business.

Gudelia Diaz said employees spent Friday contacting suppliers so they could make some of their regular deliveries. The seafood in another freezer kept the company from being completely bereft of product.

“Most of our orders are once-a-week [deliveries], usually on Friday for the weekend business,” said Diaz, wife of Sea Land owner Reinaldo Diaz.

Anyone with any information on the burglary should call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).