Broward County

Police Searching for Suspects in Pembroke Pines Armed Carjacking

The incident happened around 11:50 p.m. at the Marela Apartments near Northwest 129th Avenue and Northwest 1st Street

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Police are searching for at least two suspects after a couple was carjacked at gunpoint in Pembroke Pines Monday night.

The incident happened around 11:50 p.m. at the Marela Apartments near Northwest 129th Avenue and Northwest 1st Street.

Police said the couple had just gotten out of their car when they were approached from behind by a suspect armed with a handgun who demanded their car keys and fled in the vehicle.

Pembroke Pines released surveillance footage of two suspects wanted in an armed carjacking.

One of the victims, who didn't want to be identified, said she feared for her life.

"I thought he was going to shoot me honestly, and I was just thinking how did they get inside of my complex?" she said.

The suspect was followed by a red sedan that was believed to be another suspect or suspects involved in the crime, police said.

Officers were able to track the stolen car to a Sunoco gas station in Miramar, where they found it unoccupied.

Police established a perimeter in the area but the suspects weren't found after a search, likely after they fled in a second vehicle, police said.

Surveillance footage from the gas station released by police Tuesday showed a clear look at the face of one suspect. At least one additional suspect can be seen in the videos, but his face remains covered by a black ski mask.

“This was a brazen and violent crime, not very common in Pembroke Pines," Police Maj. Al Xiques said. "There were a couple of other crimes that occurred within the community shortly before this incident occurred. We’re trying to develop additional information, both through technology and surveillance that may or may not be available to see if they’re linked or not."

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 954-431-2200.

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