FBI Releases Photographs in Latest Hoax Bomb Bank Robbery
|FBI Miami April 16, 2010|
The FBI is releasing photographs from a bank robbery that took place on Monday, April 12, 2010, at Eastern Financial Federal Credit Union, 2500 S. University Drive, Miramar, Florida at around 10:30 a.m. Three robbers walked into the bank armed with handguns and initiated a takeover style bank robbery. They ordered the customers and employees to the ground and then demanded to be let in behind the teller counter. Subject #1 and Subject #2 guarded the lobby area while Subject #3 quickly took money from each teller drawer placing it in a light colored canvass bag. Subject #3 then ordered the bank employee to let him into the vault where more money was taken. Subject #3 had attached to his chest what was described as a vest with pipes, making it to look like an explosive device. Subject #3 left the bank after one of the other robbers banged on the vault door and told him they needed to leave. Subject #3 left the vest on the floor and then all three robbers left the bank out the back door. The vest was later determined to be a hoax device.
The bank robbers are described as follows:
Age: Early 20’s
Clothing: Dark pants,jacket with a small red logo on the left chest area, dark fishing hat, one black glove, dark shoes.
Race: Black or Hispanic
Age: Early 20’s
Height: Average or shorter than average
Clothing: Wide leg dark pants, white and black camouflage hoodie, black cap under hood with Pittsburgh Pirates “P” logo, black gloves, dark shoes.
Clothing: Black pants, black t-shirt w/white logo, dark jacket, white Yankees hat, black and white shoes
Other: Clean shaven, described as having a “baby face”
This robbery appears to be related to three other area bank robberies as follows:
400 North Pine Island Rd.
Bank of America
18350 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida
1201 NE 167th Street
North Miami Beach, Florida
If anyone has information as to the identity of these bank robbers, they are urged to call the FBI at (305) 944-9101.