Police take down suspect found sitting in Lexus stolen during carjacking

2 gunmen carjacked woman hours earlier


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police have apprehended a man who was driving a car reported stolen during an armed carjacking earlier in the day.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said two gunmen pulled a woman out of her 2010 Lexus ES 350 about 5 a.m. on Quail Roost Drive and drove away with the car.

A few hours later, Zabaleta said, police received a call about a Lexus that looked like it might have been involved in a crash at Southwest 103rd Terrace and Southwest 123rd Avenue. Officers found an armed man sitting in the car.

Officers swarmed the car and took the suspect into custody.

A records check revealed that the car had been stolen during a carjacking.

Zabaleta said the suspect was not cooperating with police.

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