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5 May 2014

FMPD Arrests Strong-Arm Robber

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On Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 12:31 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department investigated a strong-arm robbery at 1852 Golfview Avenue. Upon arrival police learned a black male approached the victim and asked to use his cell phone. Moments later the suspect grabbed the victims backpack and a struggle ensued. The suspect forcefully took the victims cell phone and fled on foot. Three bystanders witnessed the incident. The Fort Myers Police Department’s Alpha Shift along with personnel from the Detective Bureau quickly conducted a follow up investigation. Within three hours Jason Bernard Lewis (d.o.b. 11/19/1990) was identified and taken into custody for the offense. Lewis provided a full confession and was charged with strong-arm robbery.

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Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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