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ID sought for Wal Mart robbery suspect

on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:49

April 25, 2015

ID sought for Wal Mart robbery suspect 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a Lehigh Acres Wal Mart clerk at gunpoint earlier this evening. 

Detectives say a black male, aged 20-30, entered the Wal Mart at 2523 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, shortly before 6 p.m.  The suspect approached a cashier at the store’s Money Center, located at the front of the store, and demanded cash while brandishing a black handgun.  The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot. 

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of

Large Cocaine Enterprise Blown Open

on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:39

Large Cocaine Enterprise Blown Open

Friday, April 24, 2015

A large scale cocaine distribution ring stemming from Puerto Rico to Lee County has been shut down thanks to great law enforcement teamwork.

A routine K9 sniff by interdiction dogs identified a shipment of drugs destined for Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres.  U.S. Postal Inspectors were able to secure search warrants for the parcels and a coordinated operation involving the U.S. Postal Service, Lee County Sheriff's Office and Department of Homeland Security led to the identification of a potential suspect.

Joint search warrants were

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.

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