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Suspect on the run after early morning robbery

on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:00

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down a white male who robbed a Bonita Springs 7-11 convenience store early this morning.

According to witnesses, a white male, in his 20s, came into the store, located at 4520 Bonita Beach Road, around 4:15 a.m.  The suspect implied that he had a gun in his pocket and demanded all the cash in the drawers.  While the clerk was gathering up the money, the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed several $25 scratch off lottery tickets.  Upon receipt of the money, he then asked for Newport cigarettes.

ID sought for early morning robber

on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:21

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who held up a Lehigh Acres convenience store early Saturday morning, taking off with cash and lottery tickets.

According to detectives, the unknown male walked into the 7-Eleven store, located at 530 Joel Boulevard, just before 5 a.m. on Saturday, January 17th.  The suspect demanded that the teller hand over all the cash in the register, as well as five $25 lottery tickets.  The employee complied and the suspect took off in an unknown direction.  He is believed to be a light skinned white or Hispanic male.

ID still sought for late night Walgreens robber

on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:37

August 25, 2014

ID still sought for late night Walgreens robber

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down a man who held up a Lee County Walgreens right at closing time last Sunday evening.

Detectives say two store employees were at the front door, attempting to secure the store, located at 17065 Pine Ridge Road, for the evening, around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 17th.  As they were doing so, an unidentified male, wearing a dark colored bandana to mask his face, stormed through the door and demanded cash.

UPDATE #1 - Search is on for casino robbers

on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:27

**UPDATE # 1 **

 

Two new surveillance photos from last night’s armed robbery at the Luxxor Games in Lehigh Acres are now available and are attached to this release (the new photos are from Cam6).

For additional information, contact Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator, at troutte@sheriffleefl.org.


From:Routte, Trish
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:01 AM
Subject: Crime Stoppers press release: Search is on for casino robbers

July 27, 2014

Search is on for casino robbers

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two masked men who robbed a Lehigh Acres casino last

Search is on for casino robbers

on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:22

July 27, 2014

Search is on for casino robbers

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two masked men who robbed a Lehigh Acres casino last night.

According to detectives, two masked men entered the Luxxor Games, located at 3096 Lee Boulevard, shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.  One of the robbers pulled out a gun and fired a single shot into the air, while the other commanded everyone to lie on the floor.  One of the suspects immediately went to the cashier demanding all the money in the till.

Robber grabs cash, makes dash out of convenience store

on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 14:01

May 29, 2014

Robber grabs cash, makes dash out of convenience store

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man who robbed a man standing in line at a convenience store late Tuesday night.

According to detectives, the victim was waiting to pay for his purchases at the Circle K, located at 2170 Laurel Lane, North Fort Myers just before midnight on May 27th.  As he pulled out his wallet, an unknown white male walked through the front door of the store, grabbed the victim’s cash, then fled the scene on foot, running northbound on McDaniel Drive.

Armed robber sought after two weeks on the run

on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 14:40

May 18, 2014

Armed robber sought after two weeks on the run

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown suspect who held up the Dollar General in Lehigh Acres two weeks ago.

According to detectives, a tall, thin black male, donning a ski mask, entered the Gretchen Avenue store shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. He immediately approached the cashier, pointed a large black gun at her, and demanded cash.  In fear for her life, the cashier complied, at which point the suspect quickly left the store on foot.

The suspect is described at 6’0”

UPDATE #2 - Crime Stoppers press release: Enhanced reward offered in Collier home invasions

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 18:15

April 29, 2014

**UPDATE #2**

In an effort to find the men responsible for the recent rash of violent home invasion robberies in Collier County, the reward for information leading to the arrests of the men involved now stands at $26,000.  $25,000 of that reward has come from numerous donors, with the remaining $1,000 allocated from Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

“As the days and weeks go by without an arrest, community members are bonding together to do whatever they can to help law enforcement apprehend these extremely violent criminals who are committing heinous acts,” said Trish Routte,

String of Late Night Robberies Believed to be Related

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 17:08

April 29, 2014

String of late night robberies believed to be related

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is seeking information on three separate robberies that occurred during the evening hours of Thursday, April 17th which all appear to be related.  The first incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on the 2000 block of Williams Drive in Fort Myers.  The victim stated that he was bringing his trash cans to the curb when his wife spotted a black male, brandishing a handgun, emerge from some nearby bushes and rush towards her husband.  She yelled to her spouse to hurry up and get inside the house.

UPDATE #1 - Crime Stoppers press release: Enhanced reward offered in Collier home invasions

on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 19:24

**UPDATE # 1**

As of this morning, the enhanced reward for the apprehension of the suspects involved in the Collier County home invasions now stands at $12,500.  All donors wish to remain anonymous.  Of that $12,500, $11,500 has been allocated from private individuals and the other $1,000 is from Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the suspects are 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

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