Man arrested in theft of trailer with $43,000 in stolen Frito-Lay products

Officers approached as stolen merchandise was being off-loaded, police say


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the theft of a trailer from Orange County that contained $43,000 in stolen Frito-Lay products, Miami-Dade police said.

The trailer was observed abandoned by the side of the road at Northwest 60th Street and Northwest 35th Avenue, detectives said.

Officers saw someone arriving in a stolen semitractor stolen from Fed-Ex that was hooked up to the stolen trailer, police said.

Detectives followed the vehicle to a warehouse in the 6900 block of Northwest 35th Avenue, where it began to be off-loaded. Police said officers approached as the stolen merchandise was being off-loaded when the driver suddenly took off on foot.

The driver was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. Police said Diego Armenteros, 26, was arrested.

Investigators said the stolen products originated from Georgia and were destined for the Frito-Lay distributor in Medley. They said a recovery of the product, semitractor and trailer totaled $139,000, Miami-Dade police said.

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