Subject: Cape Coral Police Make Arrest in Robbery Investigation
Cape Coral Police have arrested Robert Napoli, 36, of 637 SW 9th Street
Officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Lucky Star convenience store at 437 Cape Coral Pkwy last night. A review of the surveillance video showed a white van park in the alley behind the store and a W/M suspect exit the van and walk out of frame. A few moments later, the suspect is seen running back to the van and drive away.
Officers and Detectives reviewed numerous photos of white vans and believed to have found the correct make/model. As officers were patrolling the area, a van (same make/model) was seen leaving a driveway in the area. A traffic stop was conducted and officers discovered the driver had a loaded handgun concealed in the van.
The driver looked like the robbery suspect, therefore a "show up" was conducted with the victim store clerk. The clerk positively identified the driver, Robert Napoli, as the robber from the Lucky Star.
Napoli confessed to the robbery and was arrested.
Detectives contacted the clerk from Thursday night
"This was outstanding police work on display. The cooperation between our Patrol Officers, Detectives, Forensics and Communications personnel brought this string of robberies to an end and this violent felon is behind bars"-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.