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Convicted felon arrested for arcade snatch-and-grab

Posted at 6:41 PM, Aug 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-23 06:47:19-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested a man in connection to a snatch and grab robbery at a local arcade.

Sunday night, LCSO deputies responded to Triple Cherry Arcade located at 15121 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers after an elderly customer reported that a black male snatched money from his hands and fled the business.

31-year-old David Lee Thomas Jr. was the man deputies arrested. He was located on South Tamiami Trial during a traffic stop.
A witness stated the suspect fled the area in Jeep Compass.

Thomas was charged with robbery by sudden snatching and booked. Thomas is a registered felon with prior arrest history of burglary, aggravated battery, and sale of cocaine.