Police have three suspects in custody and are looking for a fourth after an incident on West 18th Avenue in Hialeah Monday morning. Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby talked about evidence recovered in the case, including a sledgehammer.
Three suspects are in custody and police are looking for a fourth after a perimeter was set up in Hialeah Monday morning.
The incident began when a undercover officer spotted the four suspects roaming around the parking lot of a shopping center at 3650 West 18th Avenue, Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby said.
When the officer approached the suspects, who were in a white Nissan Maxima, they immediately took off, Zogby said.
The Maxima ended up rear-ending a van on West 44th Street, where the suspects fled on foot.
Zogby said a perimeter had been set up to catch the suspects between West 12th Avenue and 16th Avenue and 42nd Street.
Three of the suspects were quickly caught but a fourth, described as a black male wearing all black clothing, was still at large, Zogby said.
Authorities found a sledgehammer and several other tools in the car and believe the men were armed, though no weapons have been found, Zogby said.
The shopping center is the location of a jewelry store that was robbed in July, Zogby said.
"We found evidence of that in the vehicle that was recovered in the stolen car, a slegde hammer, skullys to cover their faces," said Zogby.
Police identified the suspects in custody as 35-year-old Amos Servants, 19-year-old Zakee Doster and 18-year-old Tyrone Moncrieff. It was unknown whether they have attorneys.
The charges will include burglary, fleeing and eluding, grand theft auto, resisting arrest, hit and run accident and conspiracy to commit an armed robbery, Zogby said.
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