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The man who robbed a bank live on Facebook is charged, FBI says

Authorities handcuff Enrique Antonio Gamez and load him into the back of a Homeland Security SUV.
Authorities handcuff Enrique Antonio Gamez and load him into the back of a Homeland Security SUV. jflechas@miamiherald.com

The FBI announced Tuesday that 35-year-old Enrique Antonio Gamez, of Miramar, faces federal charges after his alleged involvement in a bizarre series of events that began with a bank robbery in Brickell and ended with a bomb threat in South Beach.

Footage of the robbery of Navy Federal Credit Union, 909 SE First Ave. in Miami, was broadcast live on Facebook by a man who claimed he was a hostage of Gamez around 5 p.m. Monday. Gamez claimed he had a bomb.

The man also streamed Gamez driving away from the robbery afterward, where Gamez ranted about the Russian hacking.

The strange heist got weirder when the pair arrived in South Beach, parked the car on the sidewalk along Ocean Drive, and Gamez started giving away the cash while ranting about the government. Gamez later reportedly called in a bomb threat.

Both men were detained on Ocean Drive. The FBI said in news release on Tuesday that the driver, who witnesses said drives an Uber, was released without charges.

Gamez remains in federal custody and is facing federal charges.

A man who says he's a hostage broadcast another man robbing Navy Federal Bank in Brickell around 5 p.m. Mon., Jan. 9, 2017 on Facebook Live. The robbery suspect says he plans to surrender after giving the money away and makes statements about how

Brickell bank robbery on Facebook Live (PT. 2)

The driver films himself with the bald man as they drive to Ocean Drive. He states that the robber has a bomb. (WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)

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