3 in custody after SWAT situation at Fort Lauderdale strip mall

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police took three people into custody after, officials said, they were involved in an armed robbery in Fort Lauderdale before they crashed their vehicle and ran into a strip mall, Monday afternoon.

A SWAT unit responded to the strip mall, located along the 800 block of Southwest 27th Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale, after police set up a perimeter near Riverside Drive and Davie Boulevard.

Officials said one person was robbed at gunpoint at 2910 SW 14th Ave.

The robbery suspects took off in a sedan that crashed near the strip mall. They then fled the vehicle and took off running.

Officers were able to apprehend two of the subjects. Police said the third subject ran into the Wonderful You barber shop at the strip mall and barricaded himself before he was taken into custody.

Officials said no one else was inside the barber shop at the time.

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