By: Sharon Aron Baron
Two carjackers robbed a bank messenger by gunpoint in Tamarac and the FBI considers the suspects to be armed and dangerous.
On January 7 around 2:00 p.m., two unidentified subjects, who were described as black males wearing masks, traveling in a black SUV carjacked at gunpoint a bank messenger near 4101 Commercial Blvd. According to the report, a robber displayed a gun and forced the messenger, who was transporting documents between banking locations and driving a silver four door sedan, from the car.
According to the FBI, the carjacking is in violation of The Hobbs Act, a federal statute prohibiting actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce “in any way or degree” and is a federal crime for taking of a motor vehicle with intent to cause death or serious bodily harm.
The robbers’ vehicle is a black Dodge Journey SUV and the stolen bank messenger’s vehicle is a silver 2012 Toyota Camry, FL tag GBRV76.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office, South Florida Violent Crime Task Force and the FBI continue their investigation.
If anyone has information as to the identity of these robbers, they are urged to call the FBI at 754-703-2000 or Broward Crime Stoppers.