December 28, 2017 

Knife wielding suspect sought in early morning Circle K robbery

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown suspect who robbed a Lee County Circle K convenience store at knifepoint early this morning.

Around 1:20 a.m., a black male entered the Circle K, located at 17170 San Carlos Boulevard.  The clerk, who was stocking the cooler at the time, went to greet who he thought was a customer, only to be met by a man holding a large knife and demanding all the cash from the register.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled on foot in a northbound direction.

The suspect is described as 5’3”, with a medium to heavy build.  During the robbery, he pulled a jacket over his head in an attempt to conceal his identity.

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 submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.