October 31, 2018

Search is on for convenience store robbery suspects

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down two robbers who held up a Lee County 7-Eleven convenience store yesterday morning.

According to employees, two unknown males wearing masks and gloves entered the 7-Eleven store, located at 11700 S. Tamiami Trail, just after midnight on Tuesday morning.  One suspect brandished a black pistol and demanded money from the store’s register.  After collecting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect then took a female victim’s purse, containing her Florida identification card, credit cards and miscellaneous personal items.  Both men fled on foot headed westbound on Palm Drive.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’3”, 120 pounds, with a thin build, approximately 20 years of age.  He wore a black long sleeved hooded sweater, blue jeans and a black mask.  The second suspect is described as a black male, 6’2”, 150 pounds, approximately 25 years of age, wearing a grey long sleeved hooded sweater and a black mask.  The black suspect did not display any weapons and did not speak during the robbery.

Anyone with information on the identities of either 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 $3,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.