Broward News

No Honor Among Thieves: Check-Cashing Store Robbed

Here's how it's supposed to work: You're so desperate for your paycheck that you visit a place like the Family Financial Center in North Lauderdale to get an advance on that check, in exchange for the center itself getting to skim from that check. But if folks are going to just rob the check-cashing store, well, that takes the fun out of exploiting the working poor.

Not that the thieves, who you can meet in this surveillance video are as lovable as Robin Hood. They terrorized the poor cashier, 27-year-old Yarah Carino. Description of the incident after the jump.

From the BSO news release:

On October 9, after closing Family Financial Center, located at 1655 South State Road 7 in North Lauderdale, Yarah Carino, was heading home when a black Ford Crown Victoria with dark tinted windows cut in front of her vehicle at the intersection of southwest 63 Avenue and Kimberly Boulevard causing her to stop. Two armed males emerged from the passenger seats of the Crown Victoria and approached Carino's vehicle. One of the suspects pulled her from the driver's seat and forced her to the backseat of her own car, while the other suspect drove the victim's car back to Family Financial. A third unknown suspect followed in the Crown Victoria.

At approximately 8 p.m., after arriving at the business, the suspects forced Carino to a rear office where the safe was located and demanded she place the cash into a pink and purple child's backpack.

The victim was ordered to stay in the backroom while the suspects made their escape with an undisclosed amount of cash and checks.

Anyone with information on the case and/or the identity of the suspects is asked to call BSO Robbery Det. Brian Walker at (954) 321-4270 or call Broward Crime Stoppers anonymously at (954) 493-TIPS or online at

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Thomas Francis