Shortly after 1 p.m., a white male, partially masked with white bandana over his face, entered Maria’s Bridal, located at 1430 Lee Boulevard. He immediately approached a store employee, brandishing a knife and demanding all the money from the register. The cashier complied, and the suspect fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen headed southbound on Lee Boulevard. The suspect is described as 5’7” to 5’9”, approximately 150 pounds, with blue eyes and tattoos on his forearm. Upon his identification and apprehension, the suspect will be charged with armed robbery.
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 www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
Note: A still photo and video of the robbery is attached to this release.