Published: Mar 21, 2014 2:15 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 21, 2014 3:16 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Authorities are taking their investigation into identifying and apprehending the men responsible for the recent Waffle House robberies to the next level, with the FBI offering an additional $4,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrests and convictions of these violent felons. The FBI’s contribution is in addition to the $2,500 being offered by Waffle House, also for the arrests and convictions, and Crime Stoppers’ $1,000 for the arrests.

“Detectives from two counties, as well as members of the FBI, have tapped into every available resource, and spent countless hours, trying to identify and arrest these men,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “While we hope anyone in the know would come forward simply because it’s the right thing to do, we are all collectively hopeful that money will talk, and the offering of up to $7,500 in cash will encourage someone who has kept silent with this critical information to finally come forward.”

Anyone with information on the identities and whereabouts of these armed and dangerous assailants are 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 $7,500 total. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.