September 4, 2018

Armed suspect targets North Fort Myers woman

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an armed suspect who tried to rob a North Fort Myers at gunpoint Monday night.

The victim arrived at her Foxlake Drive home around 7 p.m. on September 3rd.  Before exiting the car, she sat in the vehicle for a few minutes to return a text message.  During that time, an unknown black male knocked on her window under the guise of asking for directions.  When the victim opened the car door to assist the stranger, he pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s purse.  The woman refused to comply and yelled loudly, prompting the suspect to run away.  It is believed that he left in a silver four-door vehicle, which quickly left the area.  Detectives believe the victim was likely followed home from a trip to the Wal Mart on Pine Island Road.

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 www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.