Thief returns chain, says it wasn't real gold, police say

Daniel Palmer, 26, accused of snatching chain around man's neck on South Beach

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A 26-year-old man is facing charges after he returned a gold necklace that he snatched off a man's neck on South Beach, police said.

The robbery happened April 30 in the area of 11th Street and Ocean Drive.

According to the arrest report, Daniel Palmer was armed with a handgun when he approached a group of friends that were standing on the sidewalk.

Police said Palmer snatched a gold chain off a man's neck and ran off. They said he returned a couple of minutes later in a white Merecedes-Benz and told the victim that the necklace was fake.

Police said the victim ran toward 10th Street where he flagged down officers and pointed out the car the suspect was in.

Police said several marked police vehicles attempted to stop Palmer, but he took off at a "high rate of speed."

According to the report, Palmer was eventually taken into custody on the MacArthur Causeway and Bridge Road.

Palmer faces charges of armed robbery, fleeing and eluding police and reckless driving.

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