By Carolina Borges
A surge in thefts at Prime Storage in Oakland Park, Fla., has left multiple victims feeling angry, including Jose Pain, whose trailer was stolen earlier this month.
After receiving a call from the storage facility that houses his RV, he had to helplessly watch surveillance cameras last week showing a man hooking up Pain’s RV to a pickup truck and taking it off the property.
“It was like ‘oh somebody has moved it’ and I was like ‘no I haven’t authorized anyone to move it,” said Pain.
Days before Pain’s RV was stolen, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives said they were investigating a string of incidents at the facility. Last week, deputies responded to multiple theft reports at Prime Storage, uncovering a series of incidents.
Detectives suspect the same individual(s) are behind these thefts and are diligently pursuing leads. No suspects have been identified nor detained.
Pain said detectives recovered his RV a day later but doesn’t know when he can get it back. He wants to see if all his items remain inside the RV.
“I felt like they invaded my property and I feel mad about it,” said Pain. For now, he says he’s learned a big lesson.
“Put the best locks available, in the wheels, in the hitch, to prevent this whole hassle” he said, adding that he hopes detectives find who the person is and if they’re responsible for even more big ticket thefts.
Carolina Borges is a reporter for 7 News Miami.