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Detectives seek identity of man in robbery

April 27, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Investigators with the Lee County Sheriff's Office today said they are asking for help in identifying a person of interest in a Lehigh Acres robbery.

They said that on Wednesday April 18, deputies responded to a robbery that occurred in the parking lot the China King restaurant at 1468 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh. Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are conducting the investigation.

According to investigators, the victims said they were waiting in the parking lot while the business was closed for the night. A black male approach one of the victims and pointed a handgun at her and demanded keys. The female motioned to the suspect that she did not have the keys and pointed to the male locking the restaurant doors. The black male then approached the male victim where a struggle ensued and the male victim was struck in the head with the hand gun.

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The Sheriff's office is looking for this person.

Witnesses called 911, investigators said.

The black male suspect saw the patrol cars responding to the scene and took off running toward East Pointe Drive, investigators said.

Witnesses said they saw a black male walking at a fast pace towards a red Ford Taurus. The black male was carrying a black shirt and wearing a white tank top and dark pants. The black male got into the rear driver side and the vehicle drove off at a high rate of speed west bound on 1st Street West, investigators said.

Detectives were able to recover still pictures and video of the suspect.

Anyone who has any information on the identities of these people is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 239-477-1000, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be made online at, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.



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