Guilty Verdict in Armed Robbery Case

Oscar Pierre, 27, of Lehigh Acres, was found guilty as charged with one count of Robbery, including Actual Possession of a Firearm on that charge, and two counts of Aggravated Assault. The jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday evening, following a three-day trial in Lee County.

On February 17, 2017, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of a robbery with a firearm at the 7-11 on Winkler Avenue. The defendant had entered the store and confronted a worker who asked Pierre to leave, as he had been trespassed on a prior occasion and was told not to return.

The defendant started arguing with the store employee, pulled a gun out of his jacket, and pointed it at his face. There was a customer in the store and two other employees at the time. He then pointed the gun at the customer. The defendant demanded money from the register, took it, and fled. Fort Myers Police Officers located the defendant a short distance from the crime scene and took him into custody.

Assistant State Attorney Leena Marcos prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for July 20th.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office