FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Fort Lauderdale police have made several arrests in the attack and robbery of two men, which was caught on video, but police are still looking for one more suspect.

The attack took place just after 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2.

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The two victims were walking in the Fort Lauderdale Himmarshee Entertainment District. When a group of guys begins chasing them, they ran in different directions.

Cell phone video is a bit darky and shaky, but it shows the robbery in progress.

“I just saw these guys like kicking this guy on the floor, taking all his stuff basically,” said Diego, who did not want to give his last name.

Diego is the one who shot the video. Initially, he was not sure what he was filming.  “I was like, ‘Oh my God this is happening?  That’s crazy.’ I thought it wasn’t real for a second.”

The man on the ground took the brunt of the attack.  He ran from SW 2nd Street almost to Broward Blvd on NW 4th Ave.

Once he was down, police say five guys began grabbing his belongings and beating him.

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“The victim’s on the ground, you can see the group of suspects attacking the victim and taking items off of him like his shoes, his wallet, his cell phone and there may be other items they took as well,” said Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Casey Liening.

CBS4 News spoke to that victim off camera.  He said the crooks punched him first before getting him on the ground and attacking him.  He was able to flag down nearby officers.


Four suspects ended up in front of a judge, accused in the case after police swooped in quickly.

However, there is one more out there.

In the cell phone video, he is wearing a blue t-shirt and is seen stealing the victim’s Air Jordan sneaker.

Diego, who shot the video, didn’t leave unscathed.  He was also was attacked and robbed.

“The guy start telling me, “Oh that guy is filming!” I just start like taking off, they punch me behind my head, and they took the phone and ran.  They didn’t steal my camera I was filming.  I threw it in the bushes,” Diego said.

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If you have any information about that third suspect call Fort Lauderdale Police or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

Ted Scouten