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ID needed for sneaky thief who swiped safe drop

on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:19

June 16, 2014

ID needed for sneaky thief who swiped safe drop

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown black male who swiped a store’s cash drop while the clerk was momentarily distracted.

According to detectives, a clerk at the Handy Gas Station, located at 3205 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, was preparing to make four money drops into the store’s safe around 1:30 p.m. on April 2nd.  When the suspect asked for her assistance in picking out lottery tickets, she placed the bags filled with several hundred dollars of cash under the counter until she

ID Sought for Credit Card Thief

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:11

April 28, 2014

ID sought for credit card thief

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who went on a shopping spree last week, using credit cards stolen from an unsuspecting victim.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the man using one of the stolen cards to purchase gas for his newer model silver Toyota Corolla at a Hess station in Lehigh Acres.  Detectives say stolen cards were also used at other area stores before finally getting shut down.

The suspect using the stolen cards is described as between 25-28 years of age, 5’9” with short brown

ID Sought for Quick Acting Early Morning Thief

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:06

April 25, 2014

ID sought for quick acting early morning thief

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown black male who skillfully broke into a Lehigh Acres business earlier this week.

According to detectives, the security alarm at Lehigh Auto, located at 5507 8th Street W. in Lehigh Acres was triggered shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday, April 21st.  When the owner arrived shortly thereafter, he discovered that the front window to the business had been pried off, and a 52” Samsung plasma television stolen.

Brazen Armed Robbers Target Lehigh Fireworks Stand

on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:49

January 2, 2014

Brazen armed robbers target Lehigh fireworks stand

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help generating information on a brazen robbery this morning at a Lehigh Acres fireworks stand.

According to detectives, three black males entered the fireworks stand at the corner of Gunnery Road and Meadow Road shortly after 9 a.m., all wearing gloves and with two of the suspects brandishing semiautomatic handguns.  The men demanded money, at which point the victim complied.

Lehigh Drive By Shooting

on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 20:53

2012 has been a year wrought with violent crimes, and innocent lives have been either caught in, or near, the crossfire far too many times. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story on one recent incident, and how your information can help stop the violence. 

Traffic Fatality - Information Needed

on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 13:45

A midsummer afternoon rainstorm during rush hour, at a busy intersection, left a Lehigh man dead and two others injured.  But a third car involved in the crash remains unidentified, and investigators need to ID and talk to that person to paint a complete picture.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story. 

SWFL Crime Stoppers Tip Solves Lehigh Gas Station Robbery

on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 00:00

On August 10, 2012 at 10:27 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a report of an armed robbery at the Star Food Mart, 1416 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres.

The victim told responding deputies a heavy set male wearing a black mask, black hood and white shorts entered the store and demanded money while pointing a gun.

The victim gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the scene. A customer approaching the store witnessed the male run out of the store and get into a blue four door Oldsmobile.

Robbery detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Major

Three businesses burglarized in less than 20 minutes

on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 00:00

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying one or more suspects who broke into a trio of Lehigh businesses – all within just minutes of each other.

The spree started shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26th at the New Look Beauty Salon, located at 5600 8th Street West.  An employee of the business, and three of his friends, was in the back portion of the salon when they heard the glass front door smash.