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Help needed to ID suspects in robbery

November 6, 2013
Special to THE CITIZEN (mtoadvine@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Investigators with the Lee County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects in an armed robbery at G.G.'s Grocery at 322 Gunnery Road in Lehigh Acres that occurred on Oct. 29 at around 7:47 p.m.

The investigation is being conducted by detectives in the robbery unit.

According to a press release, detectives said they discovered two male suspects entered the store with their faces covered. One male was armed with a handgun and the second suspect armed with a pistol grip shotgun.

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Video surveillance photo of one of the suspects in the armed robbery of G.G.’s Grocery in Lehigh.

Once inside the grocery store, the suspects demanded money from the on-duty clerk to include a patron who was inside the store. The suspects were given an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot behind the store, investigators said.

The probe revealed two additional victims who said they were each confronted in the parking area and threatened with firearms prior to the suspects entering the store. They were each told to leave the property by the suspects, investigators said.

Suspect one is described as a black male approximately five feet, five inches tall, wearing a mask, black shirt and maroon sweat pants. The second suspect is described at a black male approximately six feet tall, wearing a mask, and all black clothing.

The investigation is continued on going at this time.

Anyone who has any information on the identity of the suspects are asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 239-477-1000 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

 
 

 

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