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Anonymous tip helps find purse thief suspect

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 09:28:07-04

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla — UPDATE (9:20 AM) --A tip called into Crime Stoppers led them to a suspect named Bobby Bean, who is believed to be involved in this incident.

* Update 9/29 - A Crime Stoppers tip led to the ID of subject, Bobby Bean. Thank you to our ANONYMOUS tipster! ...

Posted by SWFL Crime Stoppers on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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SWFL Crime Stoppers are looking for a man who stole a woman purse while at the gas station.

It happened on Tuesday at the RaceTrac on Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres.

Investigators say the woman saw a man in the area acting suspiciously near her car.

She says a man aggressively approached her and took her purse from her.

The man jumped into an older model white Jeep Grand Cherokee that was being driven by a female.

While leaving the scene, the driver of the Jeep hit another car in the parking lot and headed northbound on Alvin Avenue.

Investigators say the JeepJeep has rear-end and front damage on the passenger side.

The Jeep also has two different styles of rims on the passenger side.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).