February 10, 2017

Lehigh armed robber at large 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an unknown man who robbed a Lehigh Acres store at gunpoint last night. 

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, an unknown black suspect, wearing a purple mask and gloves, entered the Advanced Discount Auto Parts store, located at 403 Sunshine Boulevard N.  The man pulled out a firearm and ordered all employees to the front counter.  He then demanded all the money from the safe, as well as everyone’s cell phone.  In fear for their lives, the employees complied.  The suspect left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash placed into bags from the store.  He is believed to have then entered a vehicle waiting for him in the parking lot.

 Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the armed 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 provided online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips app. 

Note:  There is no surveillance video, nor any surveillance photos, available at this time.