Crime

Burglars drive truck into Miami-Dade cellphone store in smash and grab

Burglars used a pickup truck to smash through the front entrance of a cellphone store in Northeast Miami-Dade early Wednesday, police said.

Employees at the T-Mobile store, 1203 NE 163rd St., spent the early hours combing through the mess to determine what was stolen.

Officers were dispatched to a burglar alarm and when they got to the store they noticed the front of the store had been smashed and the inside ransacked, said Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Detective Marjorie Eloi.

The burglars stole about $12,000 in phones, and other electronics, police said. A witness told investigators that a gray Fort pickup truck sped away before police arrived, heading north on Northeast 12th Avenue.

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