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Florida State Troopers catch trio of criminals in high-speed car chase

Posted at 2:40 PM, Oct 29, 2023

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Florida State Troopers caught a trio of criminals they suspect to be involved in a string of robberies and vehicle thefts throughout South Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) received a call from the Collier Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), in reference to a stolen Range Rover, traveling east on Alligator Alley.

The stolen Range Rover was eventually abandoned on I-75, near mile marker 30, in Broward County.

FHP says the occupants of the stolen Range Rover entered a Mercedes sedan, black in color, and fled east on I-75.

A short time later, Florida State Troopers said they observed the Mercedes traveling recklessly, at a high rate of speed (140 mph+).

The State Troopers then stopped the pursuit on I-595 and Flamingo Road.

FHP says State Troopers immediately arrested the Mercedes driver and two occupants for multiple felonies, including, reckless driving, fleeing, eluding grand theft auto, and possession of burglary tools etc.

The Mercedes occupants are suspected to have been involved in a string of robberies and vehicle thefts throughout Southwest Florida.