Broward County

Detectives catch armed duo who robbed Pompano Beach 7-Eleven

Miramar Police Department responding to a previous robbery at a 7 Eleven store, 6350 Pembroke Road.
Miramar Police Department responding to a previous robbery at a 7 Eleven store, 6350 Pembroke Road. Miami Herald Staff

Detectives have found the pair of armed robbers who robbed a Pompano Beach 7-Eleven earlier this year, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

Chestlie Saintmelus, 19, and his friend Trenard Young, 20, were arrested for a series of robberies on May 3, and the April 12 robbery at the 7-Eleven, 12 N. Federal Hwy., according to BSO.

This is Young’s fourth arrest since May 2016. Now he’s facing 14 charges, including six counts of robbery with a weapon. He is being held in Broward’s main jail with no bond. Saintmelus has had three prior arrests in Broward County since June 2011 and is facing 12 charges, including six counts of robbery with a weapon. He is also being held in Broward’s main jail with no bond.

Caught on surveillance video, Saintmelus can be seen wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants. He entered the 7-Eleven just before 4 p.m. and began grabbing snacks off the shelves, detectives said.

Young entered after him, wearing a black hoodie with a red Spiderman logo on the back and a Spiderman image on the front, according to BSO. Striding up to the counter, he pointed a gun at the clerk and tossed him a black bag, the video shows. Young moved behind the counter with the gun trained on the clerk before demanding that all the money in the register go in the bag. He forced the clerk to the ground before he escaped.

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