LEE COUNTY, Fla.. -- Deputies have confirmed that two early morning robberies of convenience stores early Wednesday morning are connected.
The first happened at the RaceTrac on North Cleveland Ave. and Business 41 in North Fort Myers. The call came in around 1:2015 a.m.
According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, two men brandishing firearms entered the store and manhandled one of the clerks to the cash register and ordered her to give them all the cash in the registers. In fear for her life, the clerk complied. After receiving the cash, the suspects then took lottery tickets before fleeing the area.
Then, around 2:37 a.m., a robbery was reported at the 7-Eleven located at 530 Joel Boulevard in Lehigh Acres.
Crime Stoppers says a black male entered the store and pointed a gun at the clerk, demanding all the cash in the register. The suspect placed a backpack on the counter and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk watched the suspect leave and get into a white two door vehicle waiting nearby, which was being driven by another black male.
The suspects are described as approximately 6’0”, with gold teeth. They were dressed in all black clothing and masks, and one of the suspects wore black and red gloves. Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on the identities and whereabouts of the suspects 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.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.