October 16, 2017 

Suspect sought in early morning home invasion robbery

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an unidentified male who broke into a Pine Manor home and robbed a woman at knifepoint early this morning.

Around 4:40 a.m., the victim was at her home, located in the 5600 block of 8th Avenue.  As she was walking out of her bathroom, an unidentified black male grabbed a phone and tablet from the woman’s hand while brandishing a razor knife.  He demanded that she lie on the bed, with her head covered, stating “I have more than the knife – do what I say and you will not be hurt.”  In fear for her life, the victim complied.  The suspect left a short time later, taking a 55” flat screen television with him.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6’1”, 35 years old, 200 pounds with short black hair and clean shaven.  He was wearing a white t-shirt with a black design at the time of the robbery.

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:  There is no video or surveillance photos available at this time.