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SWFL Crime Stoppers searches for convenience store robber

Courtesy: SWFL Crime Stoppers

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who held up a convenience store early Saturday morning, taking off with cash and lottery tickets.

According to detectives, the suspect walked into the 7-Eleven store, located at 530 Joel Boulevard, just before 5 a.m.

Police say the man demanded that the teller hand over all the cash in the register, as well as five $25 lottery tickets.  The employee complied and the suspect took off in an unknown direction.  He is believed to be a light skinned white or Hispanic male.

Anyone with information on the identity of the robber is asked to contact 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.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.