Armed suspect accused of robbing Lehigh Acres store at large

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LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. Ā Authorities are searching for a suspect who robbed an auto store at gunpoint Thursday night, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers said.

Shortly after 9 p.m., a man wearing a purple mask and gloves entered the Advanced Discount Auto Parts store at 403 Sunshine Blvd. N.

He then pulled out a gun and demanded all theĀ money from the safe and their cellphones, which they complied.

The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash and appeared to flee to a vehicle that was waiting for him in the parking lot, according to the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).Ā  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Tips may also be provided online atĀ www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.comĀ or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips app.

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