2 homes searched in connection to Walmart burglary during Irma

While most people were hunkered down during Hurricane Irma, more than two dozen people were burglarizing a Walmart Supercenter.

They managed to make off with $3 million worth of cash and products from the store located in the 3200 block of Northwest 79th Street including televisions, camera, home theater systems, canoes, kayaks and furniture, Miami-Dade County police said.

Although police have arrested 26 people in relation to this incident, several remain on the loose.

Earlier this week detectives raided two homes during their investigation. It’s unclear if any of the items were recovered during the raid.

Kathi Basarab, Walmart's director of market asset protection, told police that the burglars also caused $75,000 to $100,000 worth of damage to the store.

A police report mentions damage to entrance points to the supercenter.

While no one was arrested during the raids, the search warrant revealed that Walmart security had embedded two GPS trackers in a register and the electronics section of the store and helped lead police to the homes.

One of the trackers was in a bundle of twenties, while the other one was an iPhone dummy box that was in the electronics section, the report said.

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