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Suspect sought in Fort Myers robbery

Suspect sought in Fort Myers robbery

By John Rinkenbaugh. CREATED Jan 18, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County deputies are on the hunt for a gunman who robbed the Fort Myers Travel Plaza early Saturday morning.

Investigators say around 5:00 a.m. a man walked into the the store at 6050 Plaza Drive and pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money.  He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the store. 

The gunman left in a silver four door sedan.  No one was hurt.

The suspect had an orange polo shirt covering his face.  He is described as a thin black male possibly in his 20's approximately 6 foot tall. He was wearing black pants and a black hoody. Photographs of the suspect have been included.

Deputies are requesting the public's help. Several customers were in the store at the time of the robbery and may be able to provide additional information that may help solve this case.

If you recognize the suspects or know anything about this armed robbery, call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 477-1000. Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).