POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - An armed home invasion robbery in Pompano Beach led to a chase on Interstate 95 that clogged rush hour traffic for nearly two hours on Tuesday, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
It started around 4 p.m. with an armed robbery at a home on the 600 block of Northwest 20 t h Court. Two men, who were handcuffed together, managed to escape and the suspects chased and fired shots at them before fleeing in a gold Saturn, sheriff's spokeswoman Dani Moschella said.
"[They] got on I-95 at Atlantic Blvd., going north bound, driving recklessly, weaving in and out of traffic," she said.
Pursuing deputies executed a PIT maneuver, causing the Saturn to spin out near Sample Road, where traffic had to squeeze around two closed lanes until nearly 6 p.m., Moschella said.
Three men were taken into custody and deputies seized a handgun, lots of cash and a "significant amount" of marijuana found inside the getaway car, she said.
Despite the chase and the gunfire, no one was reported hurt, Moschella added.
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
One person will win a three-year lease on a 2013 Honda Civic Lx Sedan automatic.
Click to see the latest mugshots, plus this week's wanted fugitives.
This feature packed upgrade brings you faster performance, easier navigation, and stunning improvements to photos, video and readability.
Latest News Stories
An investigation has revealed an undocumented immigrant was working for over a decade as a Department of Public Safety officer in Arizona.