Two teens have been arrested for stealing a marked Miami-Dade Police cruiser that was found submerged in a lake last week.
The teens, both 16, are facing grand theft and dealing in stolen property charges, police said Thursday. NBC 6 is not identifying them because of their age.
The car was found in the lake in the area of Southwest 380th Street and 187th Avenue on April 26. Police said the car was stolen from an officer's home in the area of 169th Avenue and 274th Street the day before. The officer awoke to find it missing from her driveway.
No firearms were taken but a police vest and helmet were stolen, officials said.
According to arrest reports, one of the teens stole the car and gave the police vest to the other teen. The second teen confessed to storing the vest for the other teen in his bedroom, the report said.