FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Ft. Lauderdale man, who was caught ‘red-handed’ last Friday after he reportedly held up a bank in Wilton Manors, has made his first appearance before a federal judge.
Cedrick Shivers, 47, who is charged with bank robbery, will be back before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum this Friday for a pre-trial detention hearing in which he will find out if he is eligible for release on bond.
According to police, just after 9 a.m. Shivers walked into the Iberia Bank on Wilton Manors Drive and handed the teller a hand-written note which instructed them to not to hit any silent alarms and not to provide him with any dye packs. Shivers’ note also instructed the teller to give him only certain denominations and threatened to bomb the building if the teller did not comply.
After fleeing the bank with the money, a Wilton Manors police officer stopped Shivers for speeding.
During the stop, the officer saw red smoke in the passenger compartment of Shivers’ car, red dye-stained money on the front driver’s seat, and red dye stains on Shivers’ white t-shirt. Shivers was then arrested.
After his arrest, Shivers said to the police officers “you got me red handed,” referring to the dye on his hands.
If convicted, Shivers faces maximum of up to 20 years in prison.