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Hunt is on for SunTrust bank robber

on Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:04

**UPDATE #1**

Early this morning, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Robbery Unit charged Robert Renshaw (DOB 5/4/64) with the robbery of the SunTrust Bank yesterday afternoon.  Renshaw was located Thursday evening in the area of Shadow Creek Boulevard and US 41, not far from the location of the bank, and brought in for questioning.  A few hours later, he was charged with unarmed robbery, and was booked into the Lee County Jail at 2:17 a.m., where he is being held on $10,000 bond.

This is Renshaw’s 16th arrest in Lee County since 1988.  In addition to his latest charge,

Victim fends off early morning robbers with mace

on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:45

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying three black men who tried to rob a North Fort Myers resident, then shot him in the foot when met with a can of mace.

The victim was at Par Services around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7th, when the three men approached him in an aggressive manner and attempted to rob him.  The victim immediately pulled out a can of mace, after which one of the men shot the victim in the foot.  All three men then piled into a brown minivan and left the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim was able to provide a description of the

ID sought for armed robbery suspect

on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:16

April 21, 2015 

ID sought for armed robbery suspect 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown black male who robbed the Metro PCS at gunpoint yesterday morning. 

According to detectives, the suspect entered the store, located at 5624 8th Street W., Lehigh Acres, just before 11 a.m. on Monday, April 20th.  He immediately chatted with the clerk, inquiring about a phone.  However once the employee turned around to look something up on his computer, the suspect pulled out a black handgun and demanded all the cash in the drawers and the safe.

Cardboard a commodity for confident crooks

on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 20:11

April 20, 2015 

Cardboard a commodity for confident crooks 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who heisted more than $600 in compressed cardboard from Costo last week. 

According to detectives, two men pulled up to the Costo, located at 7171 Cypress Lake Drive, just after 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14th.  Surveillance cameras captured images of the men exiting a white, two door box truck as they pulled up next to the loading dock at the south side of the building.

Deputies Seek Driver for Hit and Run Crash

on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:30
Monday, April 20, 2015

CORRECTION:  This crash occurred in the area of 8th Street SW and Floyd Avenue S.

(Initial release sent on 4/20/15 at 9:17 am)

April 18, 2015 

Information sought in Lehigh armed robbery 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who held a store clerk at gunpoint last night in Lehigh Acres. 

According to detectives, an unknown black male entered the Auto Zone store, located at 2903 Lee Boulevard, just after 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17.  The man pointed a gun at the employee, ordering them to open the safe and cash drawer.

Deputies Seek Driver for Hit and Run Crash

on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:21

Deputies Seek Driver for Hit and Run Crash

Monday, April 20, 2015

Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit are investigating a hit and run that left two women with serious injuries.

On Saturday, April 18, 2015 at approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call regarding a traffic crash that occurred in the area of 8th Street SW near Yvonne Avenue in Lehigh Acres. The women were walking on the shoulder of the road when they were struck by an unknown colored 2009-2011 Ford F150.

As a result of the crash, the entire passenger side mirror and mirror housing were

ID sought for tablet thief

on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 20:13

ID sought for tablet thief 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught on camera taking a tablet that didn’t belong to him. 

The victim had been shopping at the Winn Dixie, located at 18751 Three Oaks Parkway, Fort Myers, just before 4 p.m. on Monday, April 13th.  After unloading his purchases into the car, his wife returned the shopping cart, accidentally leaving the $900 tablet behind.  When the victim returned to the store in search of his tablet, it was long gone.

Reward increased in Monday morning bank robbery

on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:32

April 15, 2015

Reward increased in Monday morning bank robbery 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down two men who held up a North Fort Myers bank earlier this week, and to encourage people in the know to come forward, Wells Fargo is offering an additional $5,000 in reward money. 

On Monday morning, April 13, two black males entered the Wells Fargo branch, located at 5500 Bayshore Road, brandishing firearms.  The men quickly jumped over the counters and demanded cash from the tellers.

Suspects sought in attempted hotel carjacking

on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:02

Suspects sought in attempted hotel carjacking 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down two masked men who attempted to carjack a hotel employee earlier this month. 

The victim told detectives that he had just arrived at work at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 16410 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, when two unknown men started yelling at him.  The men quickly approached the victim and demanded his car keys, with one of the suspects brandishing a black and silver semi-automatic gun.

Search is on for Subway robber

on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 19:23

**UPDATE #1** 

Two new photos, as well as video, from Monday night’s robbery at the Subway in Bonita Springs, is now available.  Attached are two enhanced photos of the suspect (in .png files), as well as a video of the suspect entering the store.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

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