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Robber with lots of stolen cash in his pockets drowns in canal while trying to escape from crime scene

By Mason White 1:30 PM February 10, 2017
Juan Lahera
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A robber who could not swim, drowned in a canal while fleeing from a crime scene with his accomplice, according to police in Florida.

Sunrise police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Juan Lahera, after being accused of letting his accomplice drown in the canal.

Lahera has been charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

According to the police investigation, Lahera and 27-year-old Samuel Howell, broke into a home and stole valuables. Howell filled his pockets with cash and the two thieves escaped from the scene.

While fleeing, the two jumped into a canal. Howell, who did not know how to swim, yelled for help, but Lahera told him “f**k you, you are on your own now.”

Several days later, police found Howell’s decomposed body in the canal. Police also recovered the stolen cash from Howell’s pockets.