5 teens arrested after police pursuit ends in Hialeah Gardens

HIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Five teenagers have been arrested after an armed robbery led to an overnight cross-county police chase.

Just after 2:30 a.m., police received a call about an armed robbery along West Third Avenue and 29th Street in Hialeah. Police spotted a stolen black Dodge van shortly after, and a pursuit involving multiple agencies ensued.

According to officials, the chase began near U.S. 1 in South Miami. The driver then led police onto Interstate 95 northbound, where he exited at Hollywood Boulevard.

The chase finally came to an end when the van crashed into a Hialeah Police cruiser along Northwest 103rd Street and 80th Court, in Hialeah Gardens, near Mater Academy Charter School.

The five suspects attempted to flee the scene but were quickly apprehended and taken into custody.

7News was on the scene as one man was handcuffed and put into the back of a police cruiser.

“Incredible. I can’t believe kids are doing that,” said one man who was dropping his kids off at Mater Academy, Tuesday morning.

The officer inside the cruiser suffered minor injuries but is expected to be OK.

Northwest 103rd Street was shutdown east and westbound, between 80th Court and 24th Avenue. The vehicles have since been towed away and the roadways have reopened.

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