Two Boat Burglars Jump From Rickenbacker Causeway After Chase

Police caught two suspects burglarizing boats at the marina near the Miami Marine Stadium in the early hours of Friday morning. Police than chased the men, but the suspects ended up jumping off of the Rickenbacker Causeway.

One suspect was caught and detained, but authorities are still on the search for his accomplice.

According to WSVN, police got a call at around 1 a.m. that two men were stealing GPS units from several boats at the Key Biscayne marina.

Security guards approached the men, but they decided to flee. The guards chased after them, but the men both took a dive off of the Causeway.

Police arrived and managed to get one of the men to return to shore. Once on dry land he was cuffed.

His partner in crime kept swimming, and was last seen splashing southward. The Coast Guard was then called into to help find the man. He so far has not been found.

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