On July 7, 2022, at approximately 10:52 a.m. officers from the Cape Coral Police Department responded to a call for service in reference to an armed robbery in progress at 2710 Del Prado Blvd S. (White Sands Arcade). It was alleged that two black males entered the business and demanded money from an employee.
One of the males was described as wearing all-black clothing with dreadlocks. He was later identified as Jwyanza Quadaar Chito (B/M 7-23-1987, 223 Cultural Park Blvd). The second male was described as wearing all grey clothing and was bald. This male was later identified as Lenny Myers (B/M 1-28-1977, 223 Cultural Park Blvd).
Both suspects fled before the officers’ arrival on the scene. According to the store employee, both males entered the business, and Mr. Chito brandished a Glock handgun at the store employee and demanded money. Approximately $2,500.00 in cash was placed inside of a pillowcase before both exited the business.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. officers responded to Coral Palace Arcade at 1424 Cape Coral Parkway East and met on the scene with a store employee who stated that a patron around 10:30 a.m. alerted the employee that the business was possibly about to be robbed. This patron observed two black males matching the description of both Mr. Chito and Mr. Myers dressed in dark-colored clothing and wearing masks. They were observed in the parking lot of this business just before the patron entered. The store employee quickly locked the doors, and both left the parking lot.
Video surveillance from this location was able to help Major Crimes Detectives obtain a vehicle description.
After a lengthy investigation and with the assistance of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Myers Police Department both Mr. Chito and Mr. Myers were located by utilizing investigative techniques. The handgun used in the commission of the crime was also recovered.
Mr. Chito and Mr. Myers were subsequently transported to Lee County Jail.