and Video Courtesy of Channel 7 News Miami
By Walter Morris
Published April 21, 2021
MIAMI - An aspiring model is accused of a high-priced
heist after, police said, she drugged a man and took off with tens of
thousands of dollars in cash and valuables after he brought her to his
7News cameras captured 24-year-old Syndey Compston as
she walked out of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West
Miami-Dade on Thursday.
When asked to comment on her charges, she replied, “I’m not talking.”
But her boyfriend, who was not identified, had plenty to say.
“It’s crazy,” he said.
Crazy and criminal, according to City of Miami Police.
Investigators said it all started at Sugar East in Miami’s Brickell
section, back in December 2019, and ended later that night at a nearby
condo with a man being drugged and robbed.
“It’s just a misunderstanding. She’s an aspiring model,” said Compston’s
But detectives said Compston definitely wasn’t showing model behavior
According to the arrest warrant, the victim said he met the suspect and
brought her back to his condo, located along Southeast Sixth Street.
The victim told detectives Compston made him a couple of drinks, and he
When he woke up, police said, she was gone, along with $100,000 worth of
watches, jewelry and cash.
The warrant goes on to say surveillance video from the lobby shows a
woman leaving with a large bag.
Investigators said there’s even video from inside the condo showing the
woman making drinks.
“She’s a nice person. She’s a tourist; she’s not even from here,” said
Police said it took a while to track her down, and more than a year
later, she was arrested.
Now that Compston had bonded out, her boyfriend said, she’s looking
forward to her day in court.
“She got a warrant, but she’s innocent until proven guilty,” he said.
“She don’t do stuff like that, man.”
Compston faces charges of first-degree grand theft.