2 suspects taken into custody after armed carjacking in Miami Gardens

Police say suspects bailed out of stolen SUV after crashing it in Miramar

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Madeleine Wright - Reporter

MIRAMAR, Fla. - Two suspects were taken into custody Monday morning in Miramar after an armed carjacking in Miami Gardens, police said.

Miami Gardens police said the carjacking occurred while the victim was working as the overnight security guard at a fireworks tent on Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 163rd Street.

The victim's wife told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that her husband's cellphone was inside his 2005 Dodge Durango, so he had to walk to a Shell gas station on the corner of Northwest 167th Street and Northwest 27th Avenue to call for help.

She identified her husband as Abraham Lugo. 

Miami Gardens police Officer Carlos Austin said the juvenile suspects were taken into custody after crashing the stolen SUV off Red Road and Miramar Parkway and bailing out of the vehicle.

The Durango crashed into a tree. There was heavy damage to the front bumper and a cracked windshield.

"Things happen out here," Anthony Clark, who is friends with the victim's boss, said. "You have to watch out for everything. Defense and offense, you know?"

Clark maintains the grounds near the fireworks tent for the property owner.

"It's sad, man," Clark said. "People work hard for their money and try to take care of your family and this is what happens."

Clark said he's grateful Lugo wasn't hurt and the suspects were caught.

"Look at it this way -- they didn't get away," Clark said. "They can replace everything, replace the car."

Police have not yet released the suspects' ages or identities. 

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