Venetian Causeway Armed Carjacking Suspects Arrested - NBC 6 South Florida

Venetian Causeway Armed Carjacking Suspects Arrested

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    Three men accused of a Miami Beach carjacking were arrested after an hours-long manhunt Tuesday night. NBC 6's Michael Spears reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017)

    The Miami Beach Police Department said officers arrested three suspects allegedly involved in an armed carjacking that temporarily affected traffic on the Venetian Causeway and Di Lido Island.

    "Officers located and arrested 3 subjects from the armed carjacking earlier today. A firearm was also recovered," the MBPD said in a statement Tuesday evening. "Roadway will reopen shortly."

    Police initially said authorities were actively looking for three white Hispanic males who carjacked a Volkswagen Jetta on the Venetian Causeway near the 300 block of 71 Street at about 1:30 p.m. The suspects bailed from the vehicle on Di Lido Island, police said.

    Officers canvassed the area and police urged residents to remain indoors due to the suspects considered armed and dangerous.

    Nearby resident Karene Krijt was alarmed by the incident.

    “It’s concerning, it’s scary," Krijt said. "Thought I lived in a safe neighborhood and to have this happen is concerning.”

    The carjacking victim was not injured in the incident.

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