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ROBBERY SUSPECTS SOUGHT/SURVEILLANCE VIDEO RELEASED

BSO Case Number: TM01-09-02411
PIO Number: 01-10-29
Date: September 19, 2001
Time: 1510
Place of Occurrence: 6899 North University Drive, Tamarac

Victim(s):

  • Erika Andujar-Munoz, 25, 1/21/76, female, 2404 Antigua Circle, Coconut Creek

Suspect(s):

  • Unidentified

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are releasing surveillance video of a suspect who stole thousands of dollars from a Coconut Creek woman as she left a bank in Tamarac.

On September 19th shortly around 3 p.m., the victim cashed a check for a very large amount at the Bank of America, located at 7001 North University Drive. Erika Andujar-Munoz was in the process of closing on a new home and had planned to immediately deposit the funds into her account at Washington Mutual across the street. As Andujar-Munoz walked toward the front doors of Washington Mutual, an unidentified Hispanic male approached her from behind and attempted to grab her canvas bag containing a substantial amount of cash. The suspect pushed her to the ground, grabbed the bag, and ran to a burgundy, 4-door vehicle, possibly a Buick or Chevrolet, driven by another unknown male.

Andujar-Munoz told BSO robbery detectives the man who robbed her was at the Bank of America when she cashed the check. She was able to identify the robber from the surveillance video.

The robbery suspect is a Hispanic male about 28 years old with short black hair and clean-shaven with a medium build. He’s approximately six feet tall and 230 pounds. Witnesses outside the bank told detectives the get-away driver is about 50 years old, five feet nine inches tall, about 215 pounds, with a round clean-shaven face and black slicked back hair.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects or their whereabouts is urged to call BSO Robbery Det. Jim Young at (954) 321-4270 or call Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS.

MEDIA NOTE: THE EXCELLENT QUALITY VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR REPRODUCTION UNTIL 5 P.M. TODAY AT BSO’S MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT AT THE PSB.

INVESTIGATORS: Robbery Det. Jim Young, CI
THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO

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