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Authorities: Suspect at large after armed robbery at store

February 15, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying and tracking down a man who robbed a Lehigh Acres store at gunpoint on Feb. 9.

Shortly after 9 p.m., a black man, wearing a purple mask and gloves, entered the Advance Auto Parts, at 403 Sunshine Blvd. N. The man pulled out a firearm and ordered all employees to the front counter.

He then demanded all the money from the safe, as well as everyone's cell phone. In fear for their lives, the employees complied.

The suspect left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash placed into bags from the store. He is believed to have then entered a vehicle waiting for him in the parking lot.

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 provided online at: or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips app.

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Source: Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers



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