Thief robs South Florida woman as she sleeps on her couch

Posted at 9:38 AM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 09:08:59-05

(WPLG, CNN NEWSOURCE) One of two surveillance cameras captured a crook at work in the middle of the night as the Miami homeowner slept quietly on a couch.

It shows her cautiously peeking into a bedroom only to come back out seconds later.

The victim is snoring and unaware of what's happening.

The unashamed thief walks eerily past her to peek inside another room.
"I looked at the video and that's when I saw what happened and I just couldn't believe it,” said victim Laura Lucas. "Walking right past me to go look in another room and see what else she could find of value."

Moments earlier, the thief rifled through the victim's bag and made off with cash, jewelry and an expensive watch.

"She went down and found the wallet with the cash and stuck it here and picked up my watch,” Lucas said.

The most brazen part of the break-in happened as she walked toward a side door and stopped.

She appears to look at something and walks out. It’s only then that a dog noticed the unexpected guest.

"She left and then the dog came to see what she was doing," Lucas said.

The thief, confident the dog wouldn’t bark or bite, comes back in and grabs the keys to an Audi parked in the driveway.

The incident has left the Lucas shaken.

Gone is the sense of security she had when she moved into the house a few weeks ago.

"I could not sleep the first night. I barely slept the next night,” she said.

The case is still under investigation.

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