Anonymous donor increases reward in unsolved Cape Coral homicide

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CAPE CORAL, Fla.- An anonymous donor pledged a $9,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for gunning down a T.J. Maxx manager in front of his workplace.

Al Griffiths was on break, sitting in front of the T.J. Maxx store he managed at 1502 Del Prado Boulevard, just before 9 p.m. on November 18, 2014.

Before returning to his job, an unknown suspect approached Griffiths, pulled out a gun and shot and killed Griffiths.

The suspect is believed to have immediately retreated to a nearby light colored sedan, before driving off southbound on Del Prado Boulevard.  To date, no suspect is in custody.

The suspect is described as a male in his 40s with a thin build and white or light colored hair, and rimmed eyeglasses.

Shortly after the murder, an anonymous donor offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Griffith’s killer.

Friday, the same anonymous donor is upping their reward to $9,000, bringing the total amount of the reward to $10,000. Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is supplying the additional $1,000.

“Mr. Griffiths was truly an innocent victim in every sense of the word,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “He was at his place of business, during a very busy time of year, so we’re hoping that someone who was in the area that night will remember something that could help detectives provide closure and justice for the Griffiths family.”

Anyone with information on the murder of Griffiths 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 $10,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

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