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Strong Armed Robbery Suspect Caught

Strong Armed Robbery Suspect Caught

On May 10, 2019, around 11:18 am, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service at the Bank of America located at 926 Cape Coral Pkwy E in reference to a Robbery in progress. The initial caller stated a bald Hispanic male, wearing a blue shirt attempted to steal a female’s purse. The suspect fled the scene westbound from the parking lot in a black Kia Soul.

Detective Kortright and Detective Hicks responded to the scene. A witness heard the victim yell for help and he could see a male attempting to pull a bag away from the woman. The witness began walking toward the male, who then fled the scene in a black KIA soul. Staff at the bank advised the male came into the Bank just prior to the attempted Robbery but did not have his name as he left prior to being helped.

The victim suffered a minor injury during the crime and was also holding an infant child in a carrier attached to her body when the suspect attempted to steal a bag she was carrying. The bag contained an undisclosed amount of money.  

The Bank Security was contacted who was able to provide a still image of the male suspect. The photo was immediately sent out to Cape Coral Police Department personnel in an attempt to identify the suspect. The male suspect was later identified as Hugh Waldemar Jervis (W/M, DOB: 04/08/1973, 808 Miramar ST).

After a in-depth investigation, on May 17, 2019, Detectives Kortright and Hicks arrived at Midtown Apartments at 2316 SW 17th PL. Upon arrival, they observed Jervis loading boxes into the black Kia Soul. Jervis was immediately taken into custody without incident. Located on Jervis was a crack pipe and a baggie of Fentanyl.

Jervis knowingly and willfully inflicted physical and/or mental harm upon the victim’s infant child which would reasonably expect that by violently shaking the child during the Robbery could have resulted in physical or mental injury.

Jervis was placed under arrest and charged with Robbery by Sudden Snatching, Child Abuse, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription (Fentanyl).

Jervis was later transferred to the Lee County Jail.

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ARRESTED: Hugh Waldemar Jervis (W/M, DOB: 04/08/1973, 808 Miramar ST

CHARGES: Robbery by Sudden Snatching, Child Abuse, Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription (Fentanyl)

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

 Help Identify Bank Robbery Suspect

Help Identify Bank Robbery Suspect

Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service at the Bank OZK, 61 Hancock Bridge Pkwy W in reference to a Bank Robbery that had just occurred. The call was received at 2:35 pm and officers arrived shortly thereafter but the suspect had fled before police arrival.

The suspect is being described as a white male, was dressed in jeans, a black long sleeve shirt and a Steelers baseball cap. The suspect came into the bank and handed the teller a note which demanded money. No weapon was displayed or seen by the employees within the bank. The teller gave the male an undisclosed amount of US currency and the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction by an unknown means of travel.

A detective from the Major Crimes Unit, K9, and a forensic technician responded to the scene. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. A Ping4alerts! And a Facebook Local Alert were sent out warning citizens to avoid the area during the active investigation.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/tips or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use this Case Report # 19-009726.

Below are pictures and video from the bank’s surveillance system. 

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

Two Suspects From Retail Theft Identified and Arrested!

Two Suspects From Retail Theft Identified and Arrested!

(January 9, 2019)-  In September, 2018 a black female and white female entered Burlington Coat Factory at 1810 NE Pine Island Rd, loaded up a shopping cart with miscellaneous clothing, removed security devices attached to the clothing, and left the store without paying. Collectively the females stole $600 of merchandise.

The video and photos were posted on our website and Social Media in an attempt to help identify the suspects. The community was able to assist in their identities: Ashley Nicole Bland (W/F, DOB: 04/04/1995, 1012 Grant Ave, Lehigh Acres) and Deedee Arlene Turner (B/F, DOB: 10/18/1993, 2210 Cuba ST, Fort Myers). Detective Christenson completed a warrant request for each which were approved by the State Attorney’s Office. Bland was arrested on January 7, 2019 and Turner was arrested on May 16, 2019.

The original News Release can be found here.

Bland was taken into custody on the warrant on January 7, 2019 and taken to Lee County Jail.

Turner was taken into custody on the warrant on May 16, 2019 and taken to Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED: Ashley Nicole Bland, W/F, DOB: 04/04/1995, 1012 Grant Ave, Lehigh Acres

CHARGES: Grand Theft

ARRESTED: Deedee Arlene Turner, B/F, DOB: 10/18/1993, 2210 Cuba ST, Fort Myers

CHARGES: Grand Theft

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341