FBI seeks man who robbed BB&T Bank branch in Fort Lauderdale

The FBI is searching for a man who they said robbed a BB&T Bank branch Thursday in Fort Lauderdale.

The robbery was reported just before 4:45 p.m. at the BB&T at 900 SE 17th St.

FBI spokesman Jim Marshall said the robber approached a teller and demanded money.

Marshall declined to say whether any money was taken.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the robber’s identity is asked to call the FBI at 754-703-2000, or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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Blind dog rescued from Miami Gardens lake by Good Samaritans

A blind dog seen struggling in a Miami Gardens lake was rescued by Good Samaritans who went out searching for the little pup.

Sky 10 was overhead near Northwest 179th Terrace and 54th Avenue when a man in row boat was able to catch up to the dog after it wound up onshore.

The man was able to get the dog in his boat and rowed it to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews waiting on the opposite side of the lake.

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The dog, which is tagged, was taken inside a rescue vehicle where it was given oxygen and then driven to a nearby station in Miami Lakes to wait for animal services.

Authorities said it’s unclear how the dog, named Boston, ended up in the lake, but said it appears to be happy and in good health.

 

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Suspect appears in bond court after southwest Miami-Dade drive-by shooting

A man appeared Thursday before a judge after he was accused of being involved in a drive-by shooting in southwest Miami-Dade.

Tony McGhee Jr., 26, was ordered held in lieu of a $9,500 bond.

Miami-Dade police arrested McGhee Wednesday morning after they said he bailed out of a car that was used in a drive-by shooting.

Four people, ages 34 to 64, were injured in the shooting just after 8 a.m. Wednesday near a home on Southwest 139th Avenue and 266th Street.

Police said another suspect, Byron Curry, 26, also jumped out of the vehicle and was arrested later in the day.

Dozens of police officers searched neighborhoods in the area, along with K-9 units and a police helicopter.

Police said Curry was found hiding in a model home a few miles from where the suspects bailed out of the car.

Police said the victims were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“They came banging on the door, and I looked out the window and hear people crying and screaming and stuff. So I just jumped out the bed to see what was going on,” LaToya Jackson, who lives in the area, said.

Curry is expected to go before a judge Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said the victims are not cooperating with the investigation.

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