Golden Gate Estates man accused of armed robbery at pizza restaurant

Nathan Tucker

Nathan Tucker

A Golden Gate Estates man who led law enforcement on a three-hour manhunt after darting across Interstate 75 in Lee County last week was wanted in connection with a Cape Coral armed robbery.

Nathan Tucker, 25, of the 4700 block of Northeast 47th Avenue, faces charges of robbery with a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting an officer following his arrest Friday evening in south Fort Myers.

Cape Coral police said Tucker and another suspect used knives to threaten employees and rob a Cape Coral Domino's Pizza on Thursday afternoon. They escaped in a vehicle spotted by a witness, who provided a partial tag to police, an incident report said.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Tucker was spotted Friday afternoon walking alongside Interstate 75 near Daniels Parkway with a firearm in his front shirt pocket. Tucker took off, sprinting across all lanes of traffic and into a wooded areas, trooper said. He was found three hours later near Treeline Avenue and Bavaria Road.

Tucker remains in a Lee County jail on $62,000.

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