Published: Jun 18, 2014 10:16 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 03, 2014 5:19 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Two suspects who were apprehended by Cape Coral Police on June 18th for an armed robbery at a Dollar Store on Skyline Boulevard in SW Cape Coral have also been charged with another North Cape Coral Armed Robbery.

Cape Coral Police Detectives were able to establish probable cause to charge Jonas T. Griffin and Justin Diggs in the June 10 armed robbery that occurred at a Dollar General Store, located at 924 NE Pine Island Road.

Using evidence from the June 18th Cape Coral PD case, Detective Timothy Pachick was able to tie the suspects to the June 10th robbery and find probable cause to charge both Griffin and Diggs with Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Griffin and Diggs were still in custody at the Lee County Jail when the charges were added today. Additional charges are pending from other agencies. 


Cape Coral Police have apprehended two armed robbery suspects who held up a Family Dollar store in SW Cape Coral at gunpoint.

Just before 9:00 PM, Cape Coral Police Department  received a call regarding two black males armed with guns, entering the Family Dollar Store located at 2614 Skyline Boulevard, Cape Coral, Florida.

Just as officers responded, the suspects fled in a vehicle. A brief pursuit ensued as the suspects attempted to flee and elude officers. The pursuit ended about a mile away when the suspects t-boned a vehicle at the intersection of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Veterans Memorial Parkway. One person sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The suspects fled from the crash on foot into the neighborhoods just south of Veterans Memorial Parkway.  Officers quickly established a perimeter, called in LCSO Aviation, and gave chase on foot.

Both suspects were apprehended in short order.  One was apprehended in a foot pursuit, while the other was found hiding in bushes. Both were taken into custody with the assistance of a Taser.

Both firearms, cash, and other evidence were recovered.  The suspect vehicle was seized as evidence.  Cape Coral Police Department Detectives and Forensics personnel responded to assist with the investigation.  As of 11:30 PM, the intersection at Veterans Memorial Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard was  completely reopened.

Cape Coral Police arrested 24 year-old Justin Diggs and 25-year-old Jonas T. Griffin.

 "It is too early to know if these suspects are directly involved with other Dollar Store robberies we have seen in Cape Coral and in other parts of SW Florida. We will have to see what clues and information are revealed in the investigation that is ongoing.  We are proud of the rapid, professional, and tactical response of our officers.  Our thoughts are with the crash victim who was injured by the recklessness of these men and we hope for a speedy and full recovery."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.