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Armed robbery suspect sought

By Staff | Apr 5, 2009

Authorities are looking for man who held up a North Fort Myers gas station at gunpoint this morning.
Deputies were called to the Sunoco Station at 8671 Littleton Rd. at 11:54 a.m. after receiving a complaint of an armed robbery at the store. The cashier told investigators the gunman stated “this is robbery”, brandished a black colored pistol, and demanded money. He then then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.
Ground units were assisted by air support and K-9 units. Despite an extensive search, the suspect remains at large. No one was injured in this incident.
The man is described a fair skinned white male 30-40 years old with a sandy or blondish colored beard. He was wearing a white to light gray T-shirt, a white baseball cap and some type of glasses at the time of the robbery.
No other information was released.
Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s office at (239) 477-1000 or the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for up to $1,000 in cash rewards. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID and does not record phone calls. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org