SUV crashes in Doral after thieves burglarize warehouse, police say

2 suspects in custody

Alain Pacheco and Niarco Garcia-Gonzalez
Alain Pacheco and Niarco Garcia-Gonzalez

DORAL, Fla. – Two men were arrested early Wednesday after they crashed their car while fleeing from a burglary at a warehouse, authorities said.

Alain Pacheco, 45, and Niarco Garcia-Gonzalez, 57, face charges of burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief.

Argemis Colome, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade County Police Department, said Pacheco, Garcia-Gonzalez and another man stole $40,000 worth of goods from a warehouse for Starboard Cruise Services in the 9000 block of Northwest 112th Ave just before 4 a.m.

Colome said Doral police officers were in close proximity of the burglary and spotted the three men fleeing the area at a high rate of speed in a black Lincoln Navigator.

As Doral police officers pursued the men, the Navigator crashed and caught fire in the area of Northwest 74th Street and Northwest 114th Avenue, Colome said.

A perimeter was set up in the area and Pacheco and Garcia-Gonzalez were taken into custody, Colome said. The third man remains at large. 

Police said jewelry and electronics were found inside Pacheco and Garcia-Gonzalez's car.

No one was hurt in the crash, police said.




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