Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 18-11-1a (18-11-1, 18-6-2 & 18-4-2)

Date: November 14, 2018

Lauderhill Police Department arrested Pedro Alvarado, 52, for eight armed robberies committed in Broward County since February. 

Booking Photo of Pedro AlvaradoAt approximately 1 p.m. Nov. 10, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Kentucky Fried Chicken located at 3298 N. SR7. The suspect, later identified as Alvarado, ordered a soda. When the cashier opened the register, Alvarado insinuated he had a gun and demanded she hand over the money. The victim did not comply, and Alvarado fled the store on foot.

About 20 minutes later, Lauderhill officers took Alvarado into custody for attempting to rob a McDonald’s located 5510 West Oakland Park Blvd. During the robbery, the store manager apprehended Alvarado after the two engaged in a brief altercation. 

BSO detectives identified Alvarado as the same man wanted for a series of similar robberies. He now faces charges for the following robberies:

(1) 2/24/2018, Payless Shoes, Lauderdale Lakes 
(2) 3/03/2018, McDonald’s, Oakland Park 
(3) 5/31/2018, McDonald’s, Oakland Park 
(4) 10/08/2018, Payless Shoes, Lauderdale Lakes 
(5) 10/24/2018, Payless Shoes, Lauderdale Lakes 
(6) 10/30/2018, Fellas Department Store, Lauderdale Lakes 
(7) 11/10/2018, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Lauderdale Lakes 
(8) 11/10/2018, Mc Donald’s, Lauderhill 

Alvarado has previously served almost 24 years in prison in Florida and Puerto Rico. 

Gina Carter/PIO

Search The Site

Contact Us

Broward's Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Dial 911 for Emergencies Only

Non-Emergencies (954) 764-HELP (4357)

To report a crime tip (954) 493-TIPS (8477)

To report abuse (800) 96-ABUSE (22873)

General Information (954) 765-4321

Privacy Policy - Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Terms of Use - © 2018 Broward County Sheriff's Office.
All rights reserved. This information is made available to the public and law enforcement in the interest of public safety. Any unauthorized use of this information is forbidden and subject to criminal prosecution.

Accessibility Policy

Social Terms of Use - The Broward Sheriff’s Office (“Agency”) Social Media Terms of Use establishes guidelines for Agency- maintained social media sites, pages and posts on social media networks, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.