On April 6, 2019, Sgt. Robert Smith was in the area of a just occurred strong-arm robbery. He responded to the area to assist. As he was approaching the area, the victim pointed out a white pick-up truck pulling a trailer leaving the scene in the opposite direction. The victim told Sgt. Smith the person in the white truck was the one who robbed her of her wallet by pulling it from her hands. Sgt. Smith turned on his lights and siren in an attempt to stop the truck. The truck accelerated and tried to flee from Sgt. Smith. The truck then turned onto Leonard Blvd. Once Sgt. Smith was able to catch up to the truck the driver stopped the truck and tried to flee on foot. Sgt. Smith was able to apprehend the robber before he could escape. The driver was taken into custody and after further investigation was charged with robbery and fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer.
Due to Sgt. Smith, being in the right place and his quick actions a serious criminal was taken off the streets of Lehigh Acres. Outstanding job Sgt. Robert Smith.