Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man still on the run after detectives say he robbed two banks in three days last week.
The first robbery occurred on Wednesday, September 9 when a white male, between 30 and 40 years of age, walked into the Wells Fargo branch, located at 12801 Bonita Beach Road, around 3:30 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money.
In an effort to find the person responsible for last week’s robbery of the Wells Fargo in Bonita Springs, an additional $5,000 in reward money is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the man responsible.
Officials from Wells Fargo announced this afternoon that they are offering a reward of up to $5,000, in addition to the up to $1,000 being posted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
“While we always hope that people in the know will come forward and report what they know because it’s the right thing to do, we are optimistic that the
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down a man who tried to hold up a Lehigh Acres store last night, but was run off when an employee pulled out his own gun and chased the suspect away.
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, an unknown white or Hispanic male entered the Grocery Discount Stores, located at 5580 Lee Boulevard, and pointed a two-toned semi-automatic handgun at a store employee, demanding all the cash in the store.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown white male who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Bonita Springs late this afternoon.
Detectives say the man walked into the Wells Fargo branch, located at 12801 Bonita Beach Road just after 3:30 p.m. demanding cash. He immediately fled the bank in a white vehicle, which witnesses describe as “sporty” looking. No other details are available at this time.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down two armed robbers, as well as an SUV stolen during an early morning home invasion robbery on Tuesday.
According to detectives, three black males entered the Caloosa Preserve home, located on Scrub Olive Court, just before 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8. An armed suspect woke one of the victims up when he pressed a handgun into the victim’s side. He then unsuccessfully tried to tie the victims up with a charging cord.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men wanted for questioning in a vehicle burglary and grand theft at a Bonita Springs residence.
Sometime between the late night hours of Saturday, August 22nd and mid-day Sunday, August 23rd, an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a Saunders Avenue home had been broken into. The driver left a leather wallet, containing credit cards, cash and personal identification inside of the vehicle, which was taken by an unknown suspect.
Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Robbery Unit worked throughout the day yesterday afternoon and evening, and late last night charged Brent Shaker (DOB 7/26/76) with the armed robbery of the Fifth Third Bank. Shaker is currently being detained in the Collier County Jail and will be brought back to Lee County to face the felony charge of robbery with a firearm.
Shaker has a criminal history in Collier County, and was most recently jailed in Naples in late July for theft and driving with a suspended license.
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at approximately12:07 pm, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Fifth Third Bank, located at8800 W. Terry Street, Bonita Springs, in reference to a robbery. Due to the nature of the incident, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit were assigned to continue the investigation.
Surveillance shows that a white male entered the bank, displayed a firearm, and demanded cash. The suspect then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Suspects still sought in early morning armed robbery
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two unknown men who robbed an east Lee County gas station at gunpoint earlier this month.
Detectives say just before 4 a.m. on August 2nd, two Hispanic males entered the Circle K gas station, located at 9951 Orange River Boulevard, brandishing firearms. One of the men pointed a silver long barreled revolver at the clerk, demanding cash from both the register and safe.
Troopers hoping for new clues in cold case hit and run
Despite nearly a decade having gone by, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is hoping that someone will recall a detail from the past that could help bring closure to a 2005 fatal hit and run crash.
It was just before midnight on November 5, 2005 when 60 year old Stephen Calvello was walking home from the Cin-Cin Mediterranean Grill, located at 13451 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, when an unknown driver struck Calvello then fled the scene leaving him for dead.