LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help generating information on a robbery this morning at a Lehigh Acres fireworks stand.
According to detectives, three black males entered the fireworks stand at the corner of Gunnery Road and Meadow Road shortly after 9:00 a.m., all wearing gloves and with two of the suspects brandishing semiautomatic handguns. The men demanded money, at which point the victim complied.
Seconds later, one of the suspects ripped the entire register off the counter that contained an undisclosed amount of money, while the third black male grabbed approximately four boxes of mortars from a nearby display.
The suspects fled to a blue older model four door sedan that was being driven by a fourth black male (unknown description). The vehicle fled the scene traveling westbound on Meadow Road.
After emptying the register of its contents, the suspects tossed the register out of the driver’s side window onto the south side of Meadow Road between Gordon Avenue South and Harold Avenue South.
Suspect one is described as a black male, 6’4”, 240 lbs. approximately 25-29 years old, with shoulder length dreads, wearing a black tank top, black jeans, and had tattoos on both forearms.
Suspect two is described as a black male, 5’8”, 210 lbs. approximately 25-29 years old, with shoulder length dreads, wearing a black tee shirt, black khakis, spoke with a Jamaican style accent, and had a black semiautomatic handgun.
Suspect three is described as a black male, 5’8”, 200 lbs. approximately 25-29 years old, with shoulder length dreads, wearing black tank top, black khakis, and a black semiautomatic handgun.
Anyone with information on these armed felons is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.