72 HOURS AFTER DRAMATIC ARMED ROBBERY, GUNMAN AND DRIVER ARE BOTH IN JAIL
PIO Number: 19-4-2 (19-3-25)
A pair or robbers got much more trouble than they bargained for when they chose to rob four spring breakers before sunrise on March 24 at an Oakland Park gas station. Hours after the robbery, Fort Lauderdale police arrested Kevin Campbell, the driver in this misbegotten scheme. The gunman, Travis Jones, was arrested on March 26 after a traffic stop for driving with a suspended license. He is now being held with no bond on charges of robbery with a firearm.
At approximately 3:35 a.m., deputies responded to the Mobil Gas Station at 901 West Oakland Park Blvd. in reference to an armed robbery. At the scene, they met with the four male victims. The victims stated that while they were pumping gas, a man with a silver handgun approached them, pointed the gun at them, and stated, "Give me everything you got."
The victims, despite being in fear for their lives, grabbed the armed subject and tackled him to the ground. While the victims struggled with the armed subject, a second subject, later identified as Campbell, ran over and began pushing the victims off the armed subject.
During the struggle, the subject's handgun fell to the ground. One of the victims was able to pick up the handgun and point it at both of the subjects. Both subjects got into a black Hyundai Sonata with Campbell in the driver’s seat. The victims were able to note the car’s tag, which they provided to deputies.
Deputies put out a BOLO on the subject's vehicle along with the tag number. At approximately 4:15 a.m., Fort Lauderdale police officers responded to the owner's address. While they were in the area, they observed a male leaning against the black Hyundai. When law enforcement approached, Campbell ran. Fort Lauderdale Police’s K-9 found Campbell hiding in some bushes. Campbell was arrested and now faces several charges including robbery with a firearm.
Both Jones and Campbell have several prior arrests in Broward County. Anyone with additional information can contact BSO Det. Mark Copley at 954-321-4738. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.
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