On April 28th, 2022, at 9:26 p.m. Cape Coral Police officers responded to a call for service in reference to a robbery in progress at 924 NE Pine Island Road (Dollar General) where a male later identified to be the suspect brandished a large red in color knife and demanded money from the store clerk before exiting the store then fleeing the parking lot in a vehicle.

On April 29th, 2022, at 2:41 p.m. Cape Coral Police officers responded to a call for service in reference to a robbery in progress again at 924 NE Pine Island Road (Dollar General) where a male later identified to be the suspect, who also matched the same description from the previous night, brandished a red in color knife and demanded money from the store clerk before leaving in the same type of vehicle as described in the previous incident.

Cape Coral Police officers arrived on the scene and through investigation were able to determine this male was the same suspect from the previous incident. A comprehensive BOLO was provided and responding officers flooded the area.

An officer located a vehicle matching the same description close to the crime scene, this vehicle was the suspected vehicle in the robbery that had just occurred. A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver was identified as Roberto Borges (W/M DOB: 06-17-1969, 40 Northeast 9th Ave). Mr. Borges had a yellow plastic bag on his front seat like the Dollar General plastic bag where the victim had placed the money into before he left the store. A red in color knife was also located wedged near the front seats. The victim positively identified Mr. Borges as the person who committed these crimes on both days.

ARRESTED: Roberto Borges (W/M DOB: 06-17-1969, 40 Northeast 9th Ave).

CHARGES:

  • Robbery F.S.S. 812.13(2)(a) Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon F.S.S. 784.021(1)(a) / (22-010000).
  • Robbery F.S.S. 812.13(2)(a) Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon F.S.S. 784.021(1)(a) / (22-010046).
Surveillance video footage captures Mr. Borges on April 28th, 2022.

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