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Three people dead in South Florida after thieves lead a high-speed chase in a hijacked UPS truck


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Dramatic high speed shootout after jewel thieves hijacked a UPS truck leaves four dead including one hostage and a bystander after police opened fire on the two suspects

  • The pursuit began shortly after a jewelry store in Coral Gables set off a silent alarm about 4.15pm, said police 
  • Cops responded to find the suspects had exchanged gunfire with the store’s owner and a woman was shot in the head. She was reportedly in stable condition
  • The chase ended 25 miles later in Miramar, when the truck was stuck in traffic. Police approached the vehicle and gunfire was exchanged.
  • Four people were confirmed dead. It was unclear if those who died included the suspects, the UPS driver, or a woman who was shot in the head at the store

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At least four people were killed after armed jewelry thieves hijacked a UPS truck along with its driver and led cops on a high-speed pursuit that ended when the vehicle got stuck in traffic.

A shoot out erupted once the truck couldn’t go any further because of traffic.

Four people were confirmed dead, police said. It was unclear if those who died included the suspects, the UPS driver, or a woman who was shot in the head at the store.

 

Jewelry store thieves in a hijacked UPS truck are pictured in a shootout with police after a high-speed chase ended when the vehicle got stuck in traffic.

The pursuit began shortly after a jewelry store in Coral Gables set off a silent alarm about 4.15pm, said Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak

The pursuit began shortly after a jewelry store in Coral Gables set off a silent alarm about 4.15pm, said Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak

The pursuit began shortly after a jewelry store in Coral Gables set off a silent alarm about 4.15pm, said Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak. 

Cops responded to Regent Jewelers on Mariana Avenue in less than two minutes to find that the suspects had exchanged gunfire with the store’s proprietor, Hudak said.

A woman in the store also was found to have been shot in the head, and was later reportedly in stable condition.

Coral Gables police officers guard a crime scene perimeter at an alley way south of Coral Way after a robbery at Regent Jewelers

Coral Gables police officers guard a crime scene perimeter at an alley way south of Coral Way after a robbery at Regent Jewelers

A UPS delivery truck involved in a robbery in Coral Gables and ending in a police shooting at Flamingo Road and Miramar Parkway in Miramar

A UPS delivery truck involved in a robbery in Coral Gables and ending in a police shooting at Flamingo Road and Miramar Parkway in Miramar

The suspects then hijacked the UPS truck and its driver, leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit, which was captured by news outlets and broadcast live as the drama unfolded.

The chase ended 25 miles later in Miramar, when the truck was stuck in traffic. Police approached the vehicle and gunfire was exchanged. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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