Miami robbers dressed as Hasidic Jews rob home while family at synagogue

Ironically, the thieves were clad in traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing, which would ostensibly help them blend in as they burglarized the house.

 Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on April 17, 2022 (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on April 17, 2022
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

An Orthodox Jewish family in Miami, Florida had their house broken into and robbed on Saturday afternoon as they were in the synagogue for Shabbat, WLPG Miami reported.

“I walked upstairs in my mom’s room, and it looked like a tornado hit it,” said the family’s 12-year-old son, who immediately called 911 upon arriving at the house and seeing the damage. “Everything was taken out on the floor and in the bed.”

Hiding in plain sight

The thieves were clad in traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing, which would ostensibly help them blend in as they burglarized the house. Footage of the men was captured by home security cameras. 

Approximately 15,000 Jews live in Miami Beach, Florida, while nearly 500,000 Jews live in South Florida — 120,000 in Miami-Dade, 144,000 in Broward, and 218,000 in Palm Beach County.

 Picture of a Miami beach. (credit: PIXABAY) Picture of a Miami beach. (credit: PIXABAY)

“A lot has been taken: watches, jewelry,” said the victim, who asked not to be identified. Police said the thieves made out with $300,000 worth of watches, jewelry and roughly 25-30 handbags, even loading the stolen goods into suitcases belonging to the victims before brazenly walking out of the house. 

The burglars are still at large and Miami Beach police urges anyone with information on the crime or who thinks they recognize the criminals in the video to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

“it’s a serious crime...We are confident someone out there will recognize them"

Ernesto Rodriguez, Miami Beach Police PIO