Convenience store robbed of cash and lotto tickets

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two armed men who robbed a south Lee County convenience store late Saturday afternoon.

Detectives say two gun toting men walked into the A-1 Discount Store on Alico Road, just after 5:30 p.m. on February 28.

One man pointed a black semi-automatic firearm at the store’s clerk and demanded cash and scratch off lottery tickets, while the second suspect stood nearby, holding a black colored firearm with a laser attached.  After getting the money and tickets, the men took off in a silver SUV.

Both men are Hispanic, with one described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a stocky build and very little hair.  The second is 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a skinny build and short black hair.  Both are estimated to be between 21 and 30 years old.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of these men are 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 or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

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