After chase, police arrest 2 accused of robbing 2 teens in Hollywood

Police chase accused robbers from Hollywood to Dania Beach

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer
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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - After robbing a pair of 13-year-old students, a couple took police on a chase from Hollywood to Dania Beach, according to a police report released on Wednesday. 

The teens told police they were walking east at the 1800 block of Roosevelt Street on Monday afternoon when Brian Michael Schweitzer asked them if he could use their phone. 

The teens said they told Schweitzer that they didn't own phones. That was when they said Schweitzer pointed to his pants to signal that he was armed, they said.  

"You better not be lying to me or you will get shot up," Schweitzer said, according to the teens. "Give me whatever is in your pockets and your chain."

The teenage boy said he handed over a set of white Apple iPhone headphones, $20 in cash, a silver iPhone 5 and a black and yellow G Shock watch. The teenage girl said she also handed over a set of white Apple iPhone headphones, $15 in cash and a silver necklace. 

The robber took their stuff and got into the passenger seat of a black Chevrolet Suburban. A woman was driving, a teen said. They fled north on North Federal Highway. Police found the car and chased the couple. 

Police followed them from the city of Hollywood, as they continued speeding in Dania Beach, where they crashed into a fence surrounding a cemetery, according to the police report. They got out of the car and ran, but police caught up to them. 

Police handcuffed Jennifer Ann Flasher, 32, and Schweitzer, 34, who has a tattoo of praying hands on his right forearm.

Schweitzer was on probation for a 2014 case of cocaine possession. His criminal record in Broward County also includes theft and domestic violence cases. Police said he had the teens' stolen possessions. 

Schweitzer was also accused of trying to rob a group of girls on Nov. 3, at 2400 Cleveland St., in Hollywood. Officer Abreu Herrera responded to the report after a man in a car registered to Schweitzer was "asking young girls to borrow their phones."

Records show Schweitzer and Flasher were at the Broward County main jail on Wednesday afternoon. He faced charges of robbery, resisting an officer without violence and a violation of his probation. Flasher faced a robbery charge. 

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