Authorities say crime spree at 4 casino arcades in Lee County are related

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Law enforcement investigated multiple robberies and grand thefts at casino arcades on Thursday, Authorities believe these suspects are responsible. (CREDIT: Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers)

At least three casino arcades across Lee County were targeted in a crime spree that included robberies and grand thefts on Thursday.

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, the Cape Coral Police Department, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Myers Police Department are investigating similar cases “which are believed to be related.”

Cape Coral police were called to the White Sands Arcade in the 2700 block of Del Prado Boulevard S. on Tuesday morning.

In that case, two men wearing masks and entered the store, holding an employee at gunpoint. The two got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

“I was shocked because I come here every day for my lunchbreak and stuff. I was just about to go in. The police stopped me,” said Mary Williams from Cape Coral.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office also investigating a similar incident at the Lucky Turtle Arcade at 4150 Hancock in North Fort Myers.

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