Crime Stoppers press release: Armed suspect at large following cell store robbery
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help tracking down an armed suspect who held up a Metro PCS store last night.
Just before 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18th, a white male in his 50s entered the Metro PCS, located at 5205 Palm Beach Boulevard. The man immediately walked up to the counter, pointed a black revolver at the clerk, and handed over a plastic shopping bag, demanding all the money in the register. After handing over an undisclosed amount of cash, the man left the store on foot, headed eastbound on Palm Beach Boulevard.
The suspect is described as approximately 5'5", with a thin build, salt and pepper colored hair, and short beard stubble, wearing a black shirt with a multi-colored logo and a red face mask. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in that immediate vicinity last night, with a suspect fitting this description, 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 by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.