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Alleged thief tries to hide from police in sea

Chetumal, Q.R. — A man who was reported for attempted vehicle theft decided to run into the sea to hide from police.

Preventive elements in Chetumal received a report that a male person was trying to force open the door of a vehicle near the area of Tres Mulas. When police arrived, the man began shouting insults at police then attempted to escape by running into the Bay of Chetumal in a bid to hide.

Police were quick to strip down and also enter the water, running after the alleged car thief. Two policemen were able to catch the man. He was taken into custody.