November 19, 2017

Search is on for Lehigh Acres armed robber

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down a black male who robbed a Lehigh Acres Dollar General at gunpoint last night.

At 7:08 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, an unidentified black male, wearing all black clothing and a bandana covering his face, entered the Dollar General, located at 701 Gretchen Avenue.  He immediately displayed a firearm and demanded all the cash from the registers.  While the clerk was complying, the suspect fired one shot into the store’s ceiling.  After being handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.  Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the suspect is 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 or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.