July 18, 2018

Suspect sought in failed robbery attempt

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a male who attempted to rob a North Fort Myers convenience store last night.

Around 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, an unknown suspect entered the Circle K, located at 780 Pondella Road.  He immediately approached the clerk, while brandishing a knife, and stated “dollar, dollar.”  Within a matter of seconds, he left the store empty handed, originally fleeing on foot, but possibly entering a white vehicle waiting nearby.

The armed suspect is a male of an unknown race, between 5’8” and 5’10”, 180 pounds, wearing a blue long sleeved hooded sweater with a lime green shirt over the hoodie.  The suspect used black material to cover his face and wore gloves at the time of the attempted robbery.

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

 CIRCLEK Pondella robbery attempt