LCSO deputies investigating armed robbery in Gateway

Reporter: Ashley French Writer: Elyssa Morataya
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The Lee County Sheriffs office is currently investigating an armed robbery held at 7-eleven on Gateway Boulevard.

The robbery happened around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

According to Southwest Florida Crime stoppers, the suspect is described as either white or Hispanic, around the ages of 20 to 25, and 5 feet 6 inches tall.

The suspect entered the store armed and demanded money from the register, he then collected the cash and fled the scene in a white pickup truck.

“It’s a bad bad experience for anyone to have to go through, you know, have your life threatened like that,” said Phillip Jaimeson. “I feel for places like this where, you know, employee sometime it’s a second or third job for them. And, you know, they’ve got to put up with with this kind of abuse”

One of the employees WINK News spoke with said the suspect stole around $250 in cash.

“It’s sad. And it’s sad that stuff like that happens close to home, but it happens everywhere. I just, I’m glad everybody’s okay. Nothing happened. And, you know, 250 bucks is easily replaceable.” said customer David Lavine.

If you have any information on the robbery, contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8744. You can also submit tips online or on the P3 Tips mobile app. Remember, you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

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