The Miami Heat made a big donation Monday to a local technical college after a recent burglary was reported at the campus.
Surveillance video shows a thief using a brick on April 1 to smash open a window at D.A. Dorsey Technical College at 7100 NW 17th Ave.
Miami-Dade Schools police said the man used a garbage can to drag out $60,000 worth of equipment from the automotive lab at the college.
“I was heartbroken for our students and our teachers, because the students come here to get job skills to get jobs, and this is our automotive technology program,” the school’s principal, Dr. Angela E. Thomas-DuPree, said.
The college was presented Monday with a check for $20,000 to help replace the computers and tools stolen from the automotive lab.
The principal said insurance will help cover the rest of the cost.
“I’m very grateful to the Random Acts of HEAT, provided by Ultimate Software,” Thomas-DuPree said. “The administrative team here at D.A. Dorsey, its faculty, staff and students are very grateful for the donation.”
Since the break-in, students have been forced to use old computers that were taken out of storage and refurbished.
Police are still looking for the thief.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Miami-Dade Technical Colleges runs the center, which was previously known as the D.A. Dorsey Educational Center.