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Authorities: Suspect sought in late night robbery

April 21, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect who robbed a Lehigh Acres store at gunpoint Thursday night.

Employees at the Family Dollar, at 3519 Lee Blvd., 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, a 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.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash, as well as miscellaneous tobacco products.

Article Photos

Surveillance photo of the suspect wanted in connection to a Thursday night armed robbery at the Family Dollar, at 3519 Lee Blvd.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 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: or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.

Source: Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers



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