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2 motorcycles taken from tow truck bed during MLK ride

Miami police arrest 1 in incident, seek others

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MIAMI – Miami police are searching for several motorcyclists who they believe robbed a tow truck during the Martin Luther King holiday.

A tow truck driver for Molina Towing was in the 1200 block of Northwest 68 Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. when his truck was surrounded by 30 to 50 motorcyclists, police said.

At the time, the driver had two motorcycles that were seized during the Bikes Up, Guns Down ride on the bed of the truck.

The victim was "completely trapped" inside his vehicle, and attempted to call for help on his company’s service radio, but an unknown male, armed with a screwdriver, was able to take the service radio through a lowered window, police said.

Meanwhile, about six or eight people accessed the back of the truck and loosened the chains that secured two motorcycles, according to police, and were able to get the bikes off the bed of the truck.

At that time, the victim was able to locate his cellphone and contact the police.

Detectives identified and arrested one of the offenders with the help of a video posted on Facebook, but are still looking for the other people involved in the incident.

That man, 23-year-old Daquan Daniels, was arrested on charges of strong arm robbery and petit theft. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.