February 5, 2018
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two armed gunmen who converged on two Lehigh Acres stores overnight.
The first incident occurred at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, February 4 at the Mobil gas station, located at 233 Joel Boulevard. The on-duty clerk saw two black males, wearing masks and carrying handguns, quickly approach the front door of the store. The men were unable to get in, since the door was locked and all transactions at that hour are conducted through a window. Realizing they couldn’t gain entry, the suspects quickly left on foot headed eastbound.
Just over two hours later, at 2:25 a.m., two black males entered the 7-Eleven, located at 1626 Meadow Road in Lehigh. Armed with handguns, the men demanded cash from the registers. The clerk was only able to open one register, and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. After one of the suspects threatened the employee, he handed over the remaining two registers in fear for his life.
Both suspects are described as approximately 6’0” with a thin build. They both wore all dark clothing and masks.
Anyone with any information on the identities and whereabouts of the suspects 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 www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.
Note: Two pictures of the suspects are attached to this release. There is no video available at this time. Should video become available, I will email that out in a subsequent release.