Published: Jul 15, 2013 2:01 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 15, 2013 2:06 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested 27-year-old Tyrone Samuel for allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint in front of her children in the Taco Bell parking lot on July 5th.

The victim alleged Samuel stole her purse, grocery bags and prescriptions from the trunk of her vehicle as she was waiting for someone to exit the restaurant at around 10:00 p.m.

At the time, police searched for the suspect by helicopter after witnesses said the man took off toward the Fort Myers Country Club golf course. 

On July 7th, police showed a possible witness to the robbery a photo lineup that included Samuel. That witness positively identified Samuel as the suspect. On the same day, the victim also identified Samuel in a photo lineup.

On Friday, Samuel was located, interviewed and transported to the Lee County Jail.