NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff's Office identified the suspected gunman who is believed to have robbed a North Lauderdale Farm Store this week as Timmy Anderson.
Anderson, 36, was arrested Thursday at a relative's home in Margate. He faces two counts of robbery with a firearm.
The robbery was reported just before midnight Wednesday at the Farm Store at 6440 Kimberly Blvd.
Deputies said Anderson, 36, approached the cashier with a 6-pack of beer and a handgun, and told the clerk that he had no intention of paying for the beer.
Authorities said Anderson paused as he reached the door, turned back and demanded a pack of Black & Mild cigars.
The employee complied with Anderson's demands, and Anderson left in a red Impala with three other men, deputies said.
The driver was detained shortly after the robbery, and another man was taken into custody at a second Farm Store at 8019 Kimberly Blvd.
Deputies said a third man barricaded himself inside an unoccupied home on Southwest 10th Court, but was apprehended by BSO's SWAT team.
Authorities said Anderson ran into a different home on the same block, where several people were inside.
SWAT members were able to get the residents out of the home safely, but deputies said Anderson fled the scene.
The other three suspects taken into custody have not been charged. It's unclear whether they will also face charges in the robbery.