October 29, 2017 

Machete wielding suspect snags cash from Lehigh supermarket

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who detectives believe robbed a Lehigh Acres supermarket with a machete Friday morning.

Just before noon on Friday, October 27, a Hispanic male, armed with a machete, entered the El Paso Supermarket, located at 5600 8th Street W. in Lehigh.  He immediately demanded cash from the clerk and upon compliance, left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

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.

Note:  Two photographs of the suspect are attached to this release.  There is no video available at this time.