Four men accused of planning and robbing a Coral Springs bank appeared in Fort Lauderdale federal court Thursday morning.
Gregory Richardson, 34, and Edward Rogers, 40, are accused of robbing the SunTrust bank at 9501 Wiles Rd. Carlos Jenkins, 24, is accused of driving the two cars used in their escape. Quinton Johnson, 29, is the owner of the second car, a gray Dodge Charger, although he claims it was stolen.
Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, two men, who police later identified as Richardson and Rogers, jumped on the bank counter and demanded money at gunpoint. A teller gave them more than $20,000 and they ran out to where Jenkins had a stolen dark Nissan Sentra, police said.
They dumped the first car and got into Quinton’s Dodge Charger. A UPS truck driver spotted the suspicious men and called police.
The three men led police on a two-county high-speed chase along Interstate 75 and Gratigny Parkway, ending with a crash near Northwest 32nd Avenue in Westview. The three suspects were arrested on the spot, and Quinton called 15 minutes later to report his car stolen, according to CBS4.
Federal investigators believe the men could be responsible for five other bank robberies.
Coral Springs police spokesman Joseph McHugh said the call from the UPS driver was crucial.
“Without that call, we would have been looking for the vehicle they were driving when they left the bank,” he said.