Suspect sought in back to back North Fort Myers robberies
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a pair of robberies that happened Friday afternoon.
A Lee County Goodwill store has been robbed for the second time in less than a month. Deputies say this happened shortly after a suspect tried to rob a nearby Family Dollar store.
Responding deputies were told the suspect approached the counter, indicated he had a weapon and demanded money. When the clerk was unable to open the drawer the suspect fled the scene and headed east on Tamiami Trail.
While deputies were searching for the suspect near the Family Dollar, a call came in with a report of a robbery at the nearby Goodwill store on Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers.
Someone reportedly made off with an unknown amount of cash.
This is the same store that was robbed last month, when a man walked in claiming to have a gun and was able to get away with money.
“It’s very frustrating when something like this happens. When people steal from Goodwill, they're not just stealing from a company, they're stealing from all the people that we serve in our area.” Goodwill spokesperson Kirsten O’Donnell said.
The suspect description provided by each of the robbery victims was the same. He was described as a white male, approximately 5’10”, medium build, early fifties, graying facial hair and mustache and wearing a beige shirt, sunglasses, jeans and a ball cap.
Anyone with any information on these robberies is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.