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Armed home invasion suspect sought in Lehigh

Posted at 12:41 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 12:43:49-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Authorities are hoping a sketch will help to identify a man they say held a woman up at gunpoint in her own home.

It happened on March 16th, just after 10pm on 12th Street SW in Lehigh Acres.

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, the victim had left her front door unlocked after walking the dog.  The suspect reportedly walked in and pointed a handgun at her, demanding drugs and cash.  The victim gave the man $80 and he fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a black man approximately six feet tall, wearing dark baggy pants and a dark head wrap.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-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 www.swflcrimestoppers.org.