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BSO Case Number: PK01-12-431 (UPDATE)
PIO Number: 01-12-25
Date: December 14, 2001
Place of Occurrence: 3131 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Pembroke Park, FL


  • Wachovia Bank, 3131 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Pembroke Park, FL


  • Chauncey Holmes, 19, 8/29/82, 2359 Farragut St., Hollywood (now in custody)

Description of Incident:

The third suspect in a foiled robbery at a Pembroke Park bank on Friday surrendered Saturday and is now being held in the Broward County Jail.

Chauncey Holmes, 19, of Hollywood, was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery and Attempted Murder after he surrendered to BSO Robbery Detective Jim Young and FBI Special Agent Erik Miller at 5 p.m. at the Public Safety Building at 2601 W. Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives, working with the FBI, Hallandale, and Hollywood police, broke up a trio of bank robbers around 11:00 o’clock the morning of Friday, December 14, 2001, before the three could hit their target.

Several unmarked Broward Sheriff's Office units were waiting as the robbers pulled their black Monte Carlo into the parking lot of the Wachovia bank at 3131 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. in Pembroke Park and began preparing for their crime by putting on masks and checking their weapons.

BSO detectives attempted to arrest the crooks before they entered the bank and injured someone or created a hostage situation. The suspects fled in their car, nearly running down BSO detectives who, fearing for their safety, fired at the suspects.

Two of the suspects, 22-year old Kelvin Gibson and 21-year old Myron Franklin, both of Hollywood, were taken into custody in this area. Franklin suffered a gunshot wound to his right hand.

THIS REPORT BY: Det. J. Young, Robbery Jim Leljedal / PIO 12/15/01 9:00pm

Posted At: 12/15/2001 09:26 PM


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