Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of robbing a couple at gunpoint in Riviera Beach, Broward criminal lawyer William Moore has learned. Law enforcement officials believe Robert Lamont Felder was the gunman in an attack on a young couple in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, May 31. Felder has been charged with burglary and two counts each of kidnapping and armed robbery while wearing a mask. Because he is being charged as an adult, Felder is being held at the Broward County Jail, says Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney Moore.
Felder appeared in criminal court on Wednesday morning, but the judge rescheduled his bond hearing because Felder’s parents were not present in the courtroom. Law enforcement officials believe that he and an accomplice robbed an 18-year-old man and his girlfriend at gunpoint at about 3:15 in the morning.
The victims told police that they had parked their car in an alley off of Avenue S when their vehicle was approached by two men. One of the men had a t-shirt wrapped around his face to conceal his identity. He hit the male victim on the head with his gun, demanding the man’s money. The victim did not have any money, which angered his assailant, who then demanded their jewelry and cell phones. The two men then got into the backseat of the vehicle where they demanded, at gunpoint, that the male victim drive them to an ATM so that he could withdraw cash for them. He did so, eventually obtaining $600 in Lake Park, which he gave to his attackers.
After obtaining the money, the robbers made the victims drive them back to Avenue S, where they escaped with the female’s purse. Her uncle came out to the alley and tried to chase the attackers as they fled, but stopped when she warned him that they were armed with a gun. A family member suggested that Felder, a classmate of hers, might be one of the culprits when the couple described his crossed eyes. The victims later selected his picture from a photo lineup.
Broward criminal lawyer William Moore has years of experience in criminal defense, including sex crimes and DUI. A felony or misdemeanor conviction of any type can have far-reaching consequences on your freedom, your employment, and your personal life. If you have been arrested in south Florida, contact William Moore, P.A., with offices in Fort Lauderdale-Dade, Broward, and Fort Lauderdale Counties.