December 21, 2018

Armed robber on the run after Lehigh hold up

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an armed suspect who robbed a Lehigh Acres check cashing store at gunpoint this afternoon.

The suspect entered the Advanced America check cashing store, located at 1119 Homestead Road N., just before 12:30 p.m.  While displaying a firearm, the male demanded cash from the register.  In fear for her life, the employee complied, and the man fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  He is described as being between 50 and 55 years old, wearing a leather jacket and construction style sunglasses at the time of the robbery.  Witnesses describe him as approximately 5’7” with a thin build.

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 $3,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.