Man at large after robbing a Lee County convenience store at knifepoint

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Surveillance photos courtesy of SWFL Crime Stoppers.

Law enforcement are asking the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knifepoint Friday evening.

At 5:16 p.m. Friday, a man rode a bicycle to a Zoom Thru store on 14088 Palm Beach Boulevard asking for a pack of cigarettes and a Monster energy drink, according to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

He then jumped the chain between the drive-thru and the store, pulling a large hunting knife on the clerk, demanding all the cash from the register, Crime Stoppers said.

A customer pulled up behind him, causing the man to flee with his bike.

The customer chased the man for awhile, and he left his bike and ran on foot.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the suspect 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 $3,000.  Tips may also be made online at or on the P3Tips mobile app.

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