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7-11 hit by armed robbers

January 23, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation today into the Saturday, Jan. 12 armed robbery of the 7-Eleven store at 530 Joel Blvd. in Lehigh Acres.

According to investigators, the Sheriff's Office received a call at approximately 3:09 a.m. on Saturday morning. The caller, an employee of the store, said the armed robbery had just occurred.

He told investigators that he was working inside of the store when two masked black males wearing black clothing entered the store. One of the males was armed with what appeared to be a shotgun while the other was armed with a handgun.

Investigators said the two males received an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets during the robbery.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit assumed the investigation and today are asking members of the public if they can identify suspects or know anything about the theft.

If you do, you are urged to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 477-1000. Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, you can call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

They said tips may also be made online at through the Tip Submit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to Crimes (234637) Keyword: REWARD.



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