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Pembroke Pines man sentenced to 216 months in federal prison for armed bank robbery and carjacking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI – On Jan. 10, a Pembroke Pines man was sentenced to 216 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in November 2023 to two counts of armed bank robbery, one count of carjacking, and two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. 

On March 29, 2023, Edmanuel Victoria, 29, of Pembroke Pines, walked into a bank in Broward County and presented a note to one of the bank tellers that read: “Give money gun,” while he lifted his shirt to show he was carrying a black pistol in his waistband. The bank teller gave Victoria about $2,650 in cash. Victoria took the money and fled.

On June 5, 2023, Victoria stole—at gunpoint—a black Nissan Altima from a man who was sitting in the driver’s seat while the car was parked. Then, on June 7, 2023, Victoria attempted a second bank robbery, when he stole—again, at gunpoint—a currency bag from an employee of an armored truck company that was about to begin a cash pickup from a bank in Broward County. Victoria drove the stolen Nissan Altima away from the bank. Soon after, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and FBI agents located and arrested Victoria.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of FBI, Miami Field Office, and Chief of Police Kipp Shimeno of the Pembroke Pines Police Department announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Rodney Smith. 

FBI Miami’s Violent Crimes and Fugitive Task Force and the Pembroke Pines Police Department investigated the case with assistance from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacob Koffsky prosecuted it. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jorge Delgado handled asset forfeiture.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at, under case number 23-cr-60125.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated January 19, 2024

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