Holiday robberies reported
Two separate robberies were reported in Cape Coral Monday evening at the Cape Coral-Lee County Library and a gas station on Palm Tree Boulevard.
The robberies were reported within a few hours of each other, though they do not appear to be related.
At about 8:10 p.m., a 24-year-old male victim reportedly told police he was robbed of $1,400 in cash and attacked with a knife in the parking lot of the library, located at 921 S.W. 39th Terrace.
The victim, a Fort Myers resident, said he was meeting up with an individual named “Adam” to smoke marijuana in the library parking lot, according to police reports.
He claimed that two men accompanying Adam robbed him of the $1,400 after one of the men asked him to change $100, the reports state.
During the robbery, one of the men reportedly punched the victim and cut him with a knife from the passenger side of the victim’s car, stating that the victim “liked to hurt little girls.”
Reports state that the victim’s ex-girlfriend told the victim “he got what he deserved” during a subsequent telephone conversation.
The victim and Adam could not locate the victim’s assailants after the alleged robbery, according to reports.
At a 7-Eleven at 4700 Palm Tree Blvd., another 24-year-old male victim was reportedly battered and robbed at about 9:50 p.m.
The victim said he was walking to the store to purchase cigarettes when a red-haired male punched him in the nose, causing him to fall, according to reports.
The unknown male may have rifled through the victim’s pockets or checked on the outside of his pants, and fled when he found nothing of value, reports state.
The victim was taken to the hospital to check if his nose was broken.
Police continue to investigate both incidents.