Community Safety: Shopping Areas
The Police Department is investigating robberies that they believe are tied to a group of individuals committing crimes in various locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
Citizens are urged to use caution and park in well-lit areas. When shopping, do not carry large sums of money or display expensive jewelry.
Do not leave purses and other valuables on front seats of vehicles or in plain sight.
Always report any suspicious activity to the police.
In a couple of incidents, subjects have followed individuals into parking lots and intentionally caused minor crashes to get victims out of their vehicles.
If you are involved in a traffic crash, call the police immediately and remain inside of your locked vehicle until police or first responders arrive.
The Police Department has increased police patrols and undercover units throughout the city. Anyone with any information regarding crimes that have occurred is encouraged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 (TIPS).