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Vehicle sought in connection with Deerfield Beach armed robbery

Deputies say 2 gunmen fled with cell phones in SUV driven by woman

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Two men have been taken into custody in connection with an armed robbery, but deputies are still looking for the SUV that may have been used as a getaway in the crime.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said the armed robbery happened Wednesday afternoon at a cell phone store at 411 South Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach.

BSO deputies said the two men were apprehended after the white Toyota Camry they were driving in was spotted by deputies.

The deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 900 block of Northeast 3rd Avenue in Pompano Beach. Detectives said they are still looking for a 1999 black Chevrolet Suburban SUV, with Florida license plate BRT-M05.

The vehicle is wanted in connection with the Deerfield Beach armed robbery where deputies said the two males forced a dozen people, 11 employees and one customer, at gunpoint into a back room.

The gunmen then ordered a manager to open a secured stock area where deputies said they loaded a garbage bag with cell phones.

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, the two men fled in the black SUV driven by a black woman south on Federal Highway.

There were no injuries reported in this robbery.

BSO detectives are investigating whether this robbery is connected with an attempted robbery at a similar store in Pompano Beach earlier in the day, along with a suspicious incident at another Pompano Beach cell phone store, also on Wednesday, said deputies.

Anyone with information about the case or the vehicle sought are asked to call 911 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-8477 or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.