Tips sought in robbery at Dollar General on Wednesday

Published: January 20, 2022 2:18 PM EST
Updated: January 20, 2022 2:25 PM EST
Authorities say this suspect robbed a Dollar General in Lehigh Acres on Wednesday. (CREDIT: WINK News)

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is looking for tips from the public after an armed robbery suspect entered a Dollar General in Lehigh Acres on Wednesday.

It happened at the store at 1154 Alabama Road just before 10 p.m.

The suspect showed the victim a gun hidden in the front pocket of a hoodie-sweatshirt and demanded money from the safe.

The victim handed over the money and then the suspect fled on foot and possibly got into a vehicle across the street.

Authorities say the suspect is also a person of interest in two other similar robberies earlier this week at 7-Eleven locations in Lehigh Acres. 

If anyone has any information or can provide any assistance with identifying this subject 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 $3,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or on the P3Tips mobile app.