Couple arrested in Broward County robbery spree

Family of Robert Golden turns him in after seeing surveillance video on news

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with a robbery spree in Broward County.

Robert Golden, 27, and Tiffany Sierzputowski, 20, were arrested shortly after midnight Thursday on armed robbery charges.

According to an arrest report, Golden's family members saw surveillance video of the robbery on the news and identified both suspects to authorities.

The first robbery was reported about 6 a.m. Sunday at a Denny's at 911 E. Commercial Blvd. in Oakland Park.

According to an arrest report, the cashier noticed that the couple smelled of gas fumes and asked if they had been fixing cars. Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Gina Carter said the couple ignored the question and asked for change for a $10 bill.

Golden then told the cashier, "I need something you're not going to like. I need the money out of the register," Carter said.

According to Carter, Golden showed the employee a squirt-top water bottle filled with gasoline and a lighter. He then told the cashier to hurry up or he would set her on fire.

The employee gave the couple $380 in cash from the register before they ran off, the report said.

The second robbery was reported just before 10 p.m. the same day at another Denny's restaurant at 1025 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. in Hallandale Beach.

According to Carter, Sierzputowski handed an employee a note that her boyfriend passed her that read, "Really sorry, empty the register as quickly and calmly as possible. We have guns and gas bombs. Quickly."

The final robbery was reported about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at a 7-Eleven in Dania Beach.

Authorities said Sierzputowski stole several items from the convenience store and ran off.

Detectives said Sierzputowski and Golden confessed to the Denny's robberies and claimed that they are homeless. Both suspects also said that they are addicted to heroin, crack cocaine and flakka.

Both Golden and Sierzputowski are being held in jail without bond.

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