Cape Coral man arrested for double robbery

Posted at 8:56 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 07:08:43-04

A Cape Coral man accused of committing two robberies in one night was arrested on Thursday, the Cape Coral Police Department said.

Robert Lambertson, 44, of Cape Coral is accused of robbing a 7-Eleven gas station in Cape Coral and hours later, a Perkins Restaurant in Fort Myers on September 29.

The store clerk at 7-Eleven told police that Lambertson approached him with a gun and demanded money. After taking off the suspect targeted a Perkins Restaurant where he attempted to steal a tip jar.

"We commend our brothers and sisters at the Lee County Sheriff's Office for their quick apprehension of this suspect, as well as the work of the Cape Coral Police Department's Major Crimes Unit in connecting this suspect to the crime within our city. Criminals should take note that regardless of where in Lee County you are, local law enforcement is working together to make sure our community is safe."  ~Cpl. Phil Mullen, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Office

He faces Robbery with a Firearm charges.