After a brazen daylight armed robbery at the CHANEL SoHo boutique in Manhattan made headlines earlier this month, federal agents said a man decided to run and hide in South Florida.
The FBI-NYPD Joint Major Theft Task Force identified the suspect as Eric Spencer and tracked him to Fort Lauderdale. They are still searching for his accomplices.
Records show Spencer, 29, was arrested on Saturday, and he appeared in front of Judge Jared M. Strauss on Monday at the U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.
Eric Spencer was in South Florida on Tuesday awaiting extradition to New York.
According to FBI Special Agent Brian Smith, he and a few accomplices robbed about $189,500 in merchandise on Feb. 2 from the store in New York. U.S Attorney Audrey Strauss told reporters Spencer displayed the handle of his gun to threaten a store security guard.
Spencer and his accomplices first fled in a four-door Audi with an untraceable tag. There were mistakes. According to Smith, Spencer used social media on Feb. 3 to boast about having enough “Double C” to open his own “small boutique.”
Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Guadalupe Monarrez contributed to this report.
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