MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police said they have arrested a man accused of robbing a delivery truck driver and then taking his truck.
Police said it happened Friday at around 1 p.m. in the area of 144 Avenue SW 294 Street in Miami-Dade.READ MORE: North Miami Beach PD Needs Help Locating 15-Year-old Jeimy Henrriquez
According to investigators, Lee Marven Garza-Vidales, 37, approached the truck driver with his hand concealed by a cloth and pointed it at the victim as if he had a firearm.
Police said Garza-Vidales demanded the victim’s cellular phone and wallet. The victim then ran from the scene, while Garza-Vidales entered the delivery truck and drove away.
Garza-Vidales was spotted driving the stolen vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but he sped away and eventually abandoned the vehicle.READ MORE: Former US Rep. Carrie Meek Passes Away At 95
A perimeter was established and Garza-Vidales was spotted and taken into custody.
Police said the weapon, which was recovered, turned out to be a multi-purpose tool with an extended cutting blade attached to an object to look like a gun.
The victim was not injured and the contents of the delivery truck were recovered.MORE NEWS: Officer Injured, Suspect Dead Following Coral Gables Police-Involved Shooting
Garza-Vidales faces several charges, including armed robbery with a deadly weapon.