Enrique Antonio Gamez, 35, of Miramar, faces federal charges after his alleged involvement in a bizarre series of events that began with a bank robbery in Brickell and ended with a bomb threat in South Beach, the FBI said Tuesday.
Footage of the robbery of Navy Federal Credit Union, 909 SE First Ave. in Miami, was broadcast live on Facebook by a man who claimed he was a hostage of Gamez around 5 p.m. Monday. Gamez claimed he had a bomb.
The man, while driving, also streamed Gamez as they drove away from the robbery afterward, while Gamez ranted about the Russian hacking.
The strange heist got weirder when the pair arrived in South Beach, parked the car on the sidewalk along Ocean Drive, and Gamez started giving away the cash while ranting about the government. Gamez later reportedly called in a bomb threat.
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Both men were detained on Ocean Drive. The FBI said in news release on Tuesday that the driver, who witnesses said drives an Uber, was released without charges. The driver was never identified.
Gamez remains in federal custody and is facing unspecified federal charges. Gamez’s attorneys and wife appeared in federal court Tuesday, but they did not comment to reporters. According to Miami Herald news partner CBS4, Gamez himself did not appear in court after he was put on suicide watch.