Four Die in Florida Shootout in Jewelry Robber Chase

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Four people died in a shootout Thursday after jewelry robbers stole a UPS truck and led Florida police on a high-speed chase, reports USA Today. The truck driver, a bystander and both suspects were killed in Miramar, about 20 miles from the robbery, said FBI agent George Piro. Police in Coral Gables responded to the robbery shortly after 4 p.m., and were met with gunfire from two suspects. The suspects fled in a truck and hijacked the UPS delivery truck about 20 minutes later, taking the driver as a hostage. Police chased the suspects until they stopped in a middle lane of a busy roadway, caught behind other vehicles waiting for a red light to turn green.

Police approached the truck, and the suspects opened fire amid rush hour traffic. Piro said the suspects had shot at police during the chase. It is unknown whether bullets fired by police killed the UPS driver or bystander in a nearby vehicle, Piro said. Investigators will need to examine the intersection where the shootout occurred, the site where the UPS truck was stolen and the jewelry store. It was not immediately clear whether suspects stole anything from the store after triggering a silent alarm that alerted police.

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