Armed robbers steal cash from Golden Gate store

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. Two armed robbers stole cash from a convenience store Sunday evening, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

One of the men had a handgun and the other had a rifle as they entered the 7 FoodMart and Tortilleria at 2332 Santa Barbara Blvd., the sheriff’s office said. The robbery took place around 9:40 p.m.

The suspects wore masks and hoods, entered the store through an alley and left on foot, the sheriff’s office said. The suspect with a handgun wore camouflage and the suspect with the rifle wore black.

It’s unclear how much cash was taken.

A connection appears to exist between what took place at the store and two recent armed robberies in East Naples, the sheriff’s office said.

Sunday’s robbery comes at the end of a difficult weekend for Golden Gate. A woman was beaten and sexually battered at a home north of Golden Gate Parkway and a car crashed into a home¬†on the 2300 block of 41st Street Southwest, causing extensive damage.

The sheriff’s office posted surveillance footage on Facebook:

Reporter:Brooke Shafer

Writer:Chuck Myron
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