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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

Enhanced Reward Offered in Collier Home Invasions

on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 19:18

April 24, 2014

Enhanced reward offered in Collier home invasions

In the wake of five violent home invasion robberies in Collier County over the last two months, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has established an enhanced reward fund for information leading to the arrests of the men responsible for these crimes.

At the request of residents from some of the affected communities in Collier County, a separate reward fund was opened this week by Crime Stoppers for anyone who wishes to contribute to the reward for the apprehension of the suspects.

UPDATE: Reward enhanced in hopes of halting Waffle House robbers

on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:22

March 21, 2014

**UPDATE #1**

Authorities are taking their investigation into identifying and apprehending the men responsible for the recent Waffle House robberies to the next level, with the FBI offering an additional $4,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrests and convictions of these violent felons.  The FBI’s contribution is in addition to the $2,500 being offered by Waffle House, also for the arrests and convictions, and Crime Stoppers’ $1,000 for the arrests.

“Detectives from two counties, as well as members of the FBI, have tapped into every available resource, and spent

Robbery at Bonita Springs Circle K

on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:38

Robbery at Bonita Springs Circle K

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lee County Sheriff's Office Detectives are releasing surveillance photos of an early morning armed robbery at a Bonita Springs convenience store.

At 3:08 a.m. on March 21, 2014, deputies were called to the Circle K located at 10460 Bonita Beach Road. Witnesses say two armed men wearing masks and camouflage entered the business, forced them at gunpoint behind the counter, and then robbed them. No one was seriously injured.

Both suspects are black males with an average build.

Reward enhanced in hopes of halting Waffle House robbers

on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:43

March 12, 2014

Reward enhanced in hopes of halting Waffle House robbers

In the wake of three violent robberies in Lee and Charlotte County Waffle House restaurants over the last few weeks, an additional reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by Waffle House, Inc. for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the men responsible for this reign of terror.  This amount is in addition to the reward of up to $1,000 being offered by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

This afternoon, officials with Waffle House, Inc.

Armed Robbery at Waffle House

on Fri, 02/28/2014 - 16:29

Armed Robbery at Waffle House

Friday, February 28, 2014

LeeCounty sheriff's detectives are releasing surveillance photos of an early morning armed robbery at a Fort Myers restaurant.

At 3:14 a.m. on February 28, 2014, deputies were called to the Waffle House located at 9420 Daniels Parkway.  Witnesses say two armed men wearing masks entered the business and ordered everyone to the floor.  The victims were robbed of their belongings, and some were battered, before the suspects fled the business.  No one was seriously injured.

Detectives believe the robbery may be related to a series of violent

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