Police arrest burglary suspects who bailed out after crash

2 in custody, 1 at large

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer, Ian Margol - Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Two burglary suspects are in custody and Miami-Dade police officers are searching for one other person who vanished in Miami-Dade County's South Miami Heights area, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Police identified the men as Gary Bivens, 26 and Bruce Swain, 26. 

Bivens faces charges of burglary, criminal mischief, carrying concealed firearm and grand theft firearm. Swain faces charges of burglary and criminal mischief.

A resident reported using a Ring doorbell camera to spot two burglary suspects in the backyard of a home at 6840 Southwest 50th Terrace, near South Miami Senior High School. 

Police said the thieves got into the house through a window and the victim began speaking to them through the alarm system. 

South Miami police and Miami-Dade police chased the suspects as they fled southbound in a Nissan Altima before crashing into a vehicle at Quail Roost Drive near the Turnpike. The suspects got out of the car and ran away into a residential area.

Gary Bivens (left) and Bruce Swain face burglary and criminal mischief charges.

Police said an elderly man inside the car suffered minor bumps and bruises. 

A witness said the driver walked away from the scene and tried to blend in with others, but was quickly taken into custody. 

Police set up a perimeter south of Quail Roost Park and North of Southridge Park as they searched for the two passengers. Police dogs focused on a row of home homes at Southwest 113th Avenue and Southwest 188th Street before one of the passengers was apprehended. 

Biven and Swain are currently being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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