April 21, 2017

Suspect sought in late night Lehigh robbery

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown suspect who robbed a Lehigh Acres store at gunpoint last night.

Employees at the Family Dollar, located at 3519 Lee Boulevard, were preparing to lock the door and close the store for the night just after 10:30 p.m.  As the employees approached the door, an unknown black male, donning a purple mask, approached the two from the bushes and forced them back inside the store.  While brandishing a firearm, he demanded money from the safe and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, as well as miscellaneous tobacco products.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the armed 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 still surveillance photos of the suspect are attached to this release.  There is no video available at this time.

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