One South Florida man accused in a series of bank robbery attempts is hoping the recent revelation that the federal government is secretly keeping millions of U.S. phone records could help his defense.<iframe src=”http://embed.newsinc.com/Single/iframe.html?WID=1&VID=24879019&freewheel=69016&sitesection=sesunsentinel&width=600&height=400″ height=”400″ width=”600″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″></iframe>
Terrance Brown, 40, is one of five men on trial in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on charges they conspired to hold up armored trucks making cash deliveries to banks in Miramir and Lighthouse Point in 2010. They have all pleaded not guilty.
Another man, alleged co-conspirator Nathaniel Moss, 34, is serving life in federal prison after admitting he shot and killed Brink’s truck guard Alejandro Nodarse Arencibia, 48, during the final heist on Oct. 1, 2010, outside the Bank of America branch at 7950 Miramar Parkway.
The FBI and federal prosecutors are using cellphone records in court to try to prove that the five accused men were all nearby when the robbery attempts and planning occurred, as Moss, who is cooperating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, testified.