Botched bank robbery leads to federal criminal charges in Miami

A 31-year-old Miami Gardens man is facing bank robbery charges in Miami after authorities say he crashed his car while attempting to flee from a Bank of America, the Miami Herald reported.

Investigators say he was involved in a failed attempt to rob an armored car in Miramar — a Brinks security guard was killed.

A federal criminal defense lawyer in Miami should always be contacted to defend those facing bank robbery charges. Charges involving banks or U.S. currency, including bank robbery and counterfeiting, are federal offenses investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and/or the U.S. Secret Service. As such, they require an aggressive and comprehensive defense by an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to handle cases in federal court.

In this case, preliminary charges against the defendant include robbery, conspiracy, use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation claims he is one of four men who attempted to rob the Brinks truck as it made a cash stop at a bank on Miramar parkway. A 48-year-old security guard from Hialeah was ambushed and shot in the head as he walked to the truck with a bag of cash.

Investigators at FBI headquarters in North Miami Beach said all of the money was recovered; it was found inside one of two getaway vehicles. Police continue to look for a 37-year-old suspect from Miami Gardens, who was last seek driving a beige Infinity FX 35. A third suspect wanted in connection with the attempted robbery was wearing a University of Miami hoodie and was described as a thin black male about 5’10” tall.

Brinks has pledged a $75,000 reward and the FBI has added $25,000, bringing the total reward to $100,000 for information leading to the capture of the suspects within the next 10 days. Agencies assisting in the investigation include the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Miramar Police Department.