A Miami restaurant is reporting a $35,000 loss after a burglary. Since a restaurant is a considered a structure and not a dwelling, the charge would be burglary of an unoccupied structure.
Miami police believe that the suspects broke into a neighboring business and then cut a hole in the wall to access the restaurant.
The restaurant claims that $35,000 was stolen from inside, including the surveillance equipment. Given the value of the money and items taken, an additional charge of second-degree grand theft could also follow any burglary charge.
Since the surveillance system was taken, the most likely way these suspects will be caught is if DNA or fingerprints are left at the scene.
Eric Matheny is a burglary attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward.