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SHOOTER IN BRINKS ARMORED CAR ROBBERY SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2012

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, announce today’s sentencing of Nathaniel Moss, 33, of Miami Gardens, FL, for his involvement in the October 1, 2010 robbery and fatal shooting of Alejandro Nodarse Arencibia, a messenger for Brinks, an armored car company. U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn sentenced Moss to life plus twenty (20) years in prison.

On October 14, 2011, Moss pled guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951, and the use of a firearm in the commission of the robbery and causing death through use of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(c) and 924(j).

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

Four other individuals, Terrance Brown, 38, Toriano Johnson, 34, Daryl Davis, 45, and Hasam Williams, 35, were charged by indictment on December 1, 2011, for their involvement in the robbery and fatal shooting. Trial is set in that matter before District Court Judge William J. Zloch for July 23, 2012.

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.

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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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