FBI Miami
Special Agent Michael D. Leverock
(754) 703-2000
January 30, 2019

FBI Seeking Information About the Attempted Burglary of a Chase Bank Branch in Pembroke Pines

The FBI is seeking information about the attempted burglary of a Chase Bank branch at 390 South Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida, after the discovery of a tunnel approaching the bank.

Last night about 9:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Public Works responded to a report of a hole in a roadway, possibly a sinkhole, near the Chase Bank branch at 390 South Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Upon arrival, workers discovered a power cord inside the hole and determined that it was a tunnel.

The Pembroke Pines Police (PPPD) were notified and responded. PPPD found the tunnel entrance inside a wood line south of the bank along with a generator, winch, wagon, and other evidence located in or near the tunnel. The FBI responded to the scene this morning, January 30, 2019, and determined the tunnel was approximately 2 to 4 feet in diameter and at least 50 yards long.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office K-9 cadaver dog entered the tunnel at several points, but did not alert.

The FBI is investigating this situation as an attempted bank burglary.

The bank was never breached and no money was taken.

Investigators have not determined when the tunnel was started or when it was last worked on.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in this area, likely after dark, is urged to call the FBI at 754-703-2000.

The Pembroke Pines Police Department, the South Florida Violent Crimes Task Force, and the FBI continue their investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.