Suspected thieves jump into Biscayne Bay after leading police on chase
Police search for 1 of 2 men who jumped into water from Rickenbacker Causeway
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – One man was arrested and another remains on the run after leading police on a chase on Key Biscayne early Wednesday morning, police said.
An officer spotted a truck with bicycles in the back driving along Crandon Boulevard and attempted to stop the car, but the driver sped away, Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press said.
Press said there is a history of bicycle thefts on Key Biscayne, so his officers have been trained to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity.
"For the most part, the bicycles over there are very high-end, and so our officers are on the lookout, actually, for situations just like this," Press said.
The two men inside the truck eventually stopped on the Rickenbacker Causeway and got out, jumping into Biscayne Bay to get away from police.
One of the men swam back to shore and was taken into custody. He was later identified as David Delgado, 32, of Hialeah. Police are still searching for the other man.
"They called for the subjects to come back in. One of them complied (and) the other stayed out in the water," Press said. "The last time they saw (him), they saw his head bobbing and, after that, we lost sight of him."
Police said Delgado admitted that he acted as a lookout during the bicycle thefts earlier Wednesday.
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