Armed robber holds couple at gunpoint in Pembroke Pines

A preliminary investigation revealed that both victims arrived home and were approached by the suspect as they walked to their front door.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Members of the Pembroke Pines Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery and shooting that occurred Saturday on Acorn Lane in the Cedarwoods neighborhood.

Police said both victims arrived home and were approached by the suspect as they walked to their front door.

Pembroke Pines Police Department (Pembroke Pines Police Department)

According to police, the suspect pointed a black handgun at the couple and demanded that the male victim give him his phone and watch just before 2 a.m.

After the man gave up his belongings, the suspect left the scene on foot and the victim chased after him, police said. The suspect then fired two rounds at the victim, but missed.

Police said the victim saw the suspect get into the backseat of an awaiting vehicle that left the scene.

The robbery jolted people who lived nearby.

“Well I heard a commotion and I heard someone running saying something about calling the police,” one resident said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man who is between the ages of 20 to 30 years old. Police said he has a slim build and was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, a white mask and a black hat.

Attorney Giovanni V. Borges, who represents the couple that was attacked, released this statement:

“It’s unfortunate what has happened. My clients are working together with the Pembroke Pines Police Department. If anyone has any information on the identity of the suspects or the crimes that were committed, please contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department immediately. Thank you.”

Anyone with information that could lead to the identification of the suspect is asked to contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200 or email to tips@ppines.com.

Pembroke Pines Police Department (Pembroke Pines Police Department)

About the Authors:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.