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Brothers involved in botched armored truck robbery had help from employee

Criminal complaint reveals new details about attempted robbery, shootout

MIAMI – Two brothers were involved in a botched armored truck heist Tuesday that left one of them dead, a federal criminal complaint revealed.

Giobel Fonseca Canete was apprehended and his brother, Edgar Morales, was killed after Tuesday afternoon's shootout outside a TD Bank in Homestead.

According to the complaint, Fonseca Canete and his brother were sitting in an SUV parked near the bank when they ambushed a Garda armored truck driver and messenger during a delivery.

The complaint said Fonseca Canete was armed with a handgun, and Morales was armed with a shotgun.

Fonseca Canete was shot in the thigh. Morales was shot in the chest and head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The messenger was shot in the hip.

According to the complaint, a witness followed Fonseca Canete as he made his getaway, and police stopped him on Florida's Turnpike.

Fonseca Canete was taken to a hospital to be treated for his gunshot wound. He appeared in a wheelchair in federal court Wednesday morning.

The FBI said he confessed that the robbery plan was hatched with the help of a Garda employee.

"Garda takes the allegations very seriously and are in full cooperation with the authorities," the company told Local 10 News.

Fonseca Canete faces federal charges of attempted robbery and use or possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.


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