FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A serial robber is facing additional charges after he robbed several people late last month in Broward County, authorities said.
According to an arrest report, Frederick Mordon, 35, of Boca Raton, was arrested Oct. 4 on two counts of armed robbery with a firearm and again on Oct. 10 on a charge of armed carjacking.
Police said he approached the victims Sept. 30 while they were in the 4500 block of Northwest 10th Court, pointed a gun at them and demanded their valuables.
Mordon fired one shot into the air during the incident and a 9 mm shell casing was found at the scene by detectives, police said.
The incident was captured on surveillance video.
"I was just saying to myself, 'I hope he doesn't shoot,'" the 27-year-old male victim told Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden.
Police said Mordon took off with a purse, wallet and other personal items, worth about $85.
"I wasn't going to fight someone who has a gun on me, so I can't do nothing," the man said.
Both victims identified Mordon in a photo lineup.
Mordon is also accused of robbing a man at gunpoint Sept. 28 in the 600 block of East Las Olas Boulevard.
According to an arrest report, Mordon approached the victim from behind and pushed an object against the side of the victim's body, telling him not to move or he would shoot him.
The victim told detectives that Mordon tried to force him into the victim's vehicle, but the victim resisted and pushed back.
The victim said Mordon told him, "Don't make a scene or I'll shoot you," and the fled in the victim's car with his cellphone and wallet.
The victim met with detectives Sept. 30 and said that he had seen Mordon on Local 10 News and identified him as the person who robbed him.
The victim also identified Mordon in a photo lineup.
Mordon appeared in court Tuesday morning, when a judge ordered that he remain in jail without bond and not have contact with the victims.
Mordon is also accused of snatching a women's purse Sept. 17 from her SUV at a gas station in Dania Beach and of stealing an SUV Sept. 24 that was running outside a store in a North Lauderdale shopping plaza that had a 2-month-old baby inside.
The woman whose purse was stolen was injured when she jumped on top of Mordon's car to try to stop him. The baby in the other incident was not injured and was found inside the abandoned SUV at a mobile home park.