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Machete wielding man snags cash from market

November 1, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying a man who detectives believe robbed a Lehigh Acres supermarket with a machete.

Just before noon on Oct. 27, a Hispanic man, armed with a machete, entered the El Paso Supermarket, at 5600 8th St. W.

He immediately demanded cash from the clerk and upon compliance, left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

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Authorities are looking for a man who detectives believe used a machete to rob the El Paso Supermarket just before noon Oct. 27.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 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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