At least two armed carjacking suspects were taken into custody after leading police on a chase from Miami Beach into southwest Miami-Dade Monday morning, officials said.
Miami Beach Police officials said the incident began when a license plate reader alerted officers to a vehicle that was wanted for an armed carjacking in Homestead.
Officers found the red Jeep Grand Cherokee near Washington Avenue and 5th Street and tried to stop it, but the driver took off and the pursuit began.
Crews followed the car as it drove across the MacArthur Causeway into downtown Miami and went south on US 1, as Miami-Dade Police officers joined in the pursuit.
Police initially lost the car, but reportedly found it again traveling westbound on Kendall Drive near Southwest 112th Place, where the people inside bailed out of the car and fled.
Officials said at least two people were taken into custody. Officials identified them as 21-year-old Leandre Snow and 18-year-old Kent Bowens.
Snow and Bowens face numerous charges, and were in the process of being booked into jail.