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. The driver in this misbegotten scheme is now in custody, but the gunman is still at large. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing video of the dramatic armed robbery and asking for the public’s help to find the second subject.
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 Kevin 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. He was arrested and now faces several charges including robbery with a firearm.
Detectives are still searching for the second subject. He is described as a man with a stocky build, roughly 6 feet tall, about 210 pounds, with a dark complexion and dark hair in dreadlocks. The subject's handgun, a silver Taurus 9mm, was stolen in 2017 during a vehicle burglary.
Anyone with 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.