2nd suspect in PSL heist and kidnapping id’d

2nd suspect in  PSL heist and kidnapping id’d.

A second suspect in a jewelry heist and kidnapping in Port St. Lucie has been identified.

The federal warrant obtained by the Sun-Sentinel revealed the suspect as Adrian Hardy of Broward County.

Investigators believe he is one of four men behind an armed robbery on April 13th at LSO Jewelers and Repair.

Three armed men wearing wigs, sunglasses and heavy makeup stormed the store. After realizing police were nearby they bailed and ran out.  They left behind duffel bags of nearly a million dollars worth of loot.

Police arrested one suspect at the scene, Jerome Simmons, and recovered his pink jumpsuit disguise close by.

According to the federal warrant, Hardy tried to break into a nearby hospital’s emergency room before trying to steal a box truck. The owner of the truck saw Hardy who then bailed, leaving behind his wig, gloves and sunglasses.

Federal investigators say Hardy then went to a home in the Kings Isle development nearby and kidnapped a family of four at gunpoint and made them drive him to Fort Lauderdale.

The warrant shows authorities found Hardy’s fingerprints in the family’s home and on a water bottle found in a parking lot where Hardy had the family drop him off. Simmons appeared in federal court on Thursday. Hardy, and the two other people involved in the robbery remain at large.


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