July 24, 2017 **UPDATE #2**
The man accused of robbing a Chase Bank earlier this month is now behind bars.
Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Warrants Task Force and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants Unit arrested Trevon Armstrong (DOB 4/25/93) late this morning and booked him into the Lee County Jail at noon on charges of robbery and violation of probation. Armstrong is a repeat offender in Lee County who has been committing felony crimes since he was a teenager. At age 16, he was arrested for the possession of cocaine and a gun, as well as multiple counts of burglary and theft. As an adult, he’s been jailed for the sale and delivery of drugs, resisting arrest and numerous weapons related charges, including culpable negligence of leaving a loaded firearm out in the open.
Armstrong is currently being held without bond.
Note: A photo of Trevon Armstrong is attached to this release.
July 8, 2017 **UPDATE #1**
Detectives have released two enhanced photos of the suspect from Friday’s bank robbery at the McGregor Boulevard Chase branch, in hopes of identifying the suspect.
He is believed to be approximately 5’8”, in his early 20s, with a very thin build. He was last seen running to a blue car, possibly a Toyota, which was backed into a parking spot at the nearby Planet Fitness gym before leaving the area.
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 online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.
July 7, 2017
Search is on for robbery suspect
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down a black male who robbed a Lee County Chase bank late this afternoon.
At approximately 4:10 p.m., the suspect walked into the Chase branch, located at 15501 McGregor Boulevard. The man showed the teller a note, was given an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled the area on foot, possibly to a vehicle waiting nearby. The suspect, who did not display a weapon, was wearing a yellow shirt, knee length camouflage shorts and a baseball cap.
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 surveillance photos of the suspect are attached to this release. There is no video available at this time.