One of Rafael Pedroza's earliest acting credits was a burglar on the Colombian soap opera Me Amaras Bajo La Lluvia (or, in English, You Loved Me in The Rain). Now he's a suspect in a real life robbery here in Miami-Dade.
Sunny Isles Beach Police are on the hunt for Pedroza and fellow Colombian actor Farid Duque. They believe the pair pulled off a June 12 heist at an apartment on the 19300 block of Collins Avenue. The duo is believed to have stolen more than $20,000 in goods.
Duque, meanwhile, is the brother of late broadcaster Bernie Duque, best known for being the announcer on the Colombian version of The Price is Right.
The odd case has already become fodder for Colombian tabloids. In fact, the victim, Colombian businessman Alejandro
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"They took clothes, shoes, underwear, my son's clothing, a laptop, watches, they took $ 5,000 in cash, took the toilet paper, they even took toothpaste," Abello said in Spanish. "What thief steals toilet paper?"
Abello says he invited the pair to Miami to work for his
He returned to the apartment and noticed that things were amiss. He reviewed security footage and saw the pair loading up a suitcase and two garbage bags with his belongings.