Fort Myers police seek armed carjacking suspect

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Police are searching for an armed robber who carjacked a man at gunpoint at a Circle K gas station.

Fort Myers police are asking for help identifying the suspect caught on surveillance video on Thursday, at around 2:50 a.m.

Even though the suspect is accused of carjacking someone, this is not shown in the video. All we see is the guy walking directly toward the front door of the store, located at 4130 Veronica Shoemaker Blvd., with what appears to be a gun in his hand.

“It’s scary to think about,” Frank Velez said. Velez’s sister lives near the gas station. “Yeah, it definitely is. She’s got her two daughters with her. She’s a single mom, so it’s like, that’s definitely not something you want to hear.”

According to the Fort Myers Police Department, the suspect forced a man out of his car onto the ground and stole everything in his pockets. Then the suspect took off in the victim’s car.

Randy Ayres, a Circle K shopper, said, “The world is upside down, so you can take it… take it day by day.”

After the conversation with Ayres, WINK News was kicked off the property by the manager at Circle K. WINK News told her we were there to help expose the person who robbed someone at gunpoint at her store. Still, she wanted WINK News gone.

If you can identify this man or have any information leading to his identity, you can contact FMPD’s Detective Ramos at (239) 321-7698, submit a tip via FMPD’s Atlas One app or contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. Remember, you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

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