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Public asked to help ID three in ‘brazen robbery’

January 8, 2014
By MEL TOADVINE (mtoadvine@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Three men decided Jan. 2 that they would conduct what Crime Stoppers is calling "a brazen robbery" by going into a fireworks tent stand at Gunnery and Meadow roads shortly after 9 a.m. and robbing the clerk.

Trust Routte, the coordinator with Crime Stoppers, said the men demanded money and the clerk handed it over.

One of the man grabbed the register off the counter. It contained an undisclosed amount of money. Another man grabbed four boxes of mortars fireworks.

According to Crime Stoppers, the three ran and got into a blue older model four-door sedan being driven by a fourth man.

Routte said the vehicle fled westbound on Meadow Road.

She said that after emptying the register, the men threw it out of the driver's side window to the south side of Meadow, between Gordon and Harold avenues.

Crime Stoppers is asking the public that if they have any information to call (800) 780-8477 (TIPS) and get a reward.

The first man is described as black, 6 feet 4 inches, 240 pounds, 25 to 29 years old, with shoulder length dreads. He was wearing a black tank top, black jeans and had tattoos on both forearms.

The second man was described as black, 5 feet 8 inches, 210 pounds, 25 to 29 years old, with shoulder length dreads. He was wearing a black T-shirt and black khakis, and he spoke with a Jamaican accent and had a black semi-automatic handgun.

The third man is described as black, 5 feet 8 inches, 200 pounds and 25 to 29 years old, with shoulder length dreads. He was wearing a black tank top and black khakis and had a black semi-automatic handgun.

Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made at: www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword of REWARD.

 
 

 

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