Cross-dressing Armed Bandits Face Federal Charges, Local Jewelry Store One of Four Targeted
SPRING HILL – On March 16th of this year, RNRF broke the news of an armed robbery that occurred at Lily’s Jewelry Store on Mariner Blvd. (ORIGINAL REPORT).
Witnesses told RNRF that at least two black males entered the store, dressed in women’s clothing, and then fled towards a service road behind the building, after committing the robbery.
Thanks to one of the suspects dropping his cellphone, investigators were able to identify the owner as 33-year-old Emmory Moore of Ft. Lauderdale. Turns out, Moore and three accomplices were part of a violent gang that committed at least four robberies in Florida and Georgia.
Within 6-weeks of committing the robberies, all four suspects were arrested at different locations around the state – most on unrelated charges.
According to the FBI, on November 9th, federal prosecutors obtained grand jury indictments against all four suspects, charging them with committing the armed robberies. Adrian Hardy, 33, Jerome Simmons, 29, Christopher Brinson, 32, all of Ft. Lauderdale, and Emmory Moore, 33 of Coral Springs have all been charged.
During an April 13th Port St. Lucie robbery, the suspects nearly got away with over a million dollars in jewelry. Simmons was found hiding under a bush near the scene and was taken into custody.
Brinson was taken into custody, after he was seen brandishing a firearm in a Facebook Live video. Brinson, a convicted violent felon and documented gang member denied being in possession of a real firearm.
Sources tell RNRF that the owners of Lily’s Jewelry Store were forced out of business, due to the robbery.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis announced the arrests today but they have not provided a formal statement.
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