City of Miami Police sealed off part of northern Miami in search of a trio of carjacking suspects Friday morning, but have so far only captured one.
Miami Police said three men acquired a Ford F-150 at gunpoint in the 400 block of 76th Street Thursday night. An officer spotted them standing next to the parked truck Friday morning. The three tried to flee. One didn’t make it.
Security footage released by the police appears to show two men pulling up to a home in the 200 block of Northwest 74th Street in the stolen car. The hour-long video shows one of the men knocking on the door of the home and petting a puppy tied up nearby. A shirtless man walks out and joins the others in examining the car.
Moments later a patrol car drives by. As it slows down and turns around, the shirtless man is seen walking toward the officer while the other two briskly walk away. An officer walks in their direction for a minute before returning to the stolen car.
Police said Deangelo Colli, 21, told them when he got in the car he noticed three phone chargers and one “air breezer.” Officers said Colli told them “he was trying to make sure that the vehicle was not stolen,” but he didn’t know the owner or the car, nor did he have permission to be inside.
He was arrested for trespassing in a car, but jail records don’t show an inmate with his name currently imprisoned. The security footage appears to be from the home he walked out of.
Miami Police, with help from several other agencies, set up a perimeter from Northwest Second Avenue to Northwest Fifth Avenue between 73rd and 75th street and along Northwest Fifth Avenue from 71st to 75th Street for more than an hour. The two suspects are still on the loose.