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MIRAMAR BRINKS ARMORED CAR ROBBERS ARRESTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2011

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announced today the arrest of Terrance Brown, 38, Toriano Johnson, 34, and Daryl Davis, 45, for their involvement in the robbery and fatal shooting of Alejandro Nodarse Arencibia, a messenger for Brinks, an armored car company, on October 1, 2010.

Brown, Johnson, and Davis were charged by complaint with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951; and with the use a firearm in the commission of the robbery and causing death through use of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c) and 924(j). If convicted of the robbery charges, Brown, Johnson, and Davis face a maximum sentence of twenty (20) years’ imprisonment. If convicted of the firearm charge, they may be punished by death or by a sentence of up to life imprisonment.

The robbery took place around noon on Friday, October 1, 2010, outside the Bank of America, located on Miramar Parkway, Miramar, Florida. According to the criminal complaint, at approximately 11:55 a.m., Arencibia, a Brinks armored car messenger, was delivering a bag of currency to the Bank of America. As Arencibia attempted to enter the branch, two males carrying firearms approached him. One of the two males, later identified as Nathaniel Moss, wearing a bright orange traffic safety vest, held a firearm to the messenger’s head. Moss then shot the messenger in the head, fatally wounding him. The second male grabbed a bag of money belonging to Brinks.

Moss was apprehended on scene and was charged and pled guilty earlier today to charges involving the robbery and murder of the guard. Subsequent investigation lead to today’s arrests of Brown, Johnson, and Davis. They are scheduled to make their initial appearances in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry S. Seltzer on Monday, October 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

A complaint is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, the Miami Gardens Police Department, Miami-Dade Police Department, Miami-Dade Transit Authority, Miramar Police Department, and the South Florida Violent Crime/Fugitive Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Gilfarb and Jason Linder.

Attachments:
Complaint (PDF)

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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