Deputies are searching for suspects in a pair of armed robbery attempts that occurred overnight in Lehigh Acres.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, two black males wearing masks and carrying handguns attempted to enter the Mobil gas station, located at 233 Joel Boulevard in Lehigh, at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday. Luckily, due to the late hour, the doors were locked and all sales were being conducted through a security window. Once the suspects realized they could not enter the gas station they quickly left on foot heading eastbound.
Two hours later, at approximately 2:25 a.m., two armed black men entered the 7-11 at 1626 Meadow Road in Lehigh. They demanded cash from all of the registers, but the store clerk was initially only able to one. After threatening the employee, the suspects were able to obtain an undisclosed amount of cash from all three registers.
Both suspects are described as approximately 6’0” with a thin build’s and both wore all dark clothing and masks during the robberies.
The overnight robberies were the third and fourth armed robberies of stores in Lehigh in the last week.
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspects is encouraged to call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) in order to stay anonymous. Tips can also be submitted online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or through the P3Tips mobile app.
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