July 7, 2017                            **UPDATE #2**

One week after a trio of gun toting robbers held up a Fort Myers convenience store, Crime Stoppers is again asking for the public’s help identifying the thieves.

Detectives are still searching for the identities and whereabouts of the three armed suspects, who made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, as well as two packs of beer.

Anyone with information on the identity 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.

June 30, 2017                              **UPDATE #1**

Attached is video of the suspects arriving at the Circle K this morning and exiting the car.

Circle K Robbery at Metro Pkwy

June 30, 2017

Heavily armed trio sought in convenience store robbery

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down three heavily armed men who robbed a Lee County Circle K at gunpoint early this morning.

Just before 4 a.m., three black men, armed with a shotgun, a handgun and an assault rifle, entered the Circle K, located at 10800 Metro Parkway, demanding the store’s cash.  The men ordered the two on-duty employees to the ground, while taking both of their cell phones and holding them at gunpoint.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects picked up two 18 packs of Corona beer and fled in what is believed to be a dark grey GMC Acadia with a white towel or t-shirt covering the license plate.  One suspect is described as having long dreads with burgundy colored tips, carrying a black rifle; the second suspect wore a black ski mask and all black clothing, and carried a black handgun; and the third suspect wore a grey beanie hat and covered most of his face with a red bandana.  All three males were wearing blue gloves during the robbery.

Anyone with information on the identity 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:  Several photos of the suspects and the vehicle used during the commission of the robbery are attached to this release.  There is no video available at this time.

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