The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two related armed robberies in North Naples on Saturday evening.
Deputies were called to the Newsstand Cafe, 11121 Health Park Blvd., around 8:11 p.m.
Detectives said the suspect entered the restaurant carrying a plastic Publix grocery bag and sat down at a table, where he was served a glass of water. He went inside the bathroom twice and upon leaving the second time, entered the kitchen area, where he pulled a handgun from the Publix bag and demanded money.
He was not able to obtain any money and left on foot westbound on Immokalee Road toward U.S. 41 North.
At 8:24 p.m., CCSO was notified that a clerk at the CVS Pharmacy, 2344 Immokalee Road, was robbed at gunpoint.
The suspect entered and walked around the store. He eventually made his way to the cashier, where he pulled a gun from the bag and demanded money.
The robber obtained an undisclosed amount of money and left the store.
No one was injured during either robbery.
Deputies on the ground, along with CCSO air and K-9 units searched both areas, but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as white, around 6 feet 3 inches tall, thin, with dark hair with a chin strap beard. He was wearing a long-sleeved, navy-blue shirt; blue jeans; a black baseball cap; and red shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers