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Neighbors Frustrated over Lehigh Acres Crime Spree

Posted at 7:59 PM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 19:59:17-05

Lee County Sheriff's deputies are currently looking for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery early in the morning at the the Walgreens on Homstead in Lehigh Acres.The suspect was captured on the store's security cam footage. It's one of only a few clues deputies have in their search for the suspect. 

It's the third robbery at this location and neighbors in the area are frustrated with the lack of progress in arresting whoever is responsible for the string of recent crimes. Four in Your Corner spoke with people shopping nearby and they expressed their frustration with the lack of progress in finding those responsible. 

"I don't know if any arrests are gonna be made soon but hopefully they can catch these guys."

That's what Felix Quiles said when Four in Your Corner asked him about how the most recent of the string of robberies made him feel about his personal safety. He says that hes always worried because he could be the next victim. 

While Quiles is relying on authorities to make a break in the case, others believe that the community will be the key to solving the problem. 

One man Ed McIntosh said, "I think the neighborhood watches and all the mean should be able to get together, and women, and help Lehigh Acres out."