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Armed suspect robs Fort Myers fast food restaurant

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Posted at 9:35 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 10:04:39-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a partially masked man who held up the Hardee’s fast food restaurant at gunpoint Tuesday night.

According to Crime Stoppers, just after 10 p.m., an unknown male entered the restaurant, located at 4900 Palm Beach Boulevard, brandishing a silver revolver and demanding money from the register.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the store on foot.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, between 22 and 24 years of age, 5’8” and 6’0” with a thin to average build, dressed in all dark clothing with material covering the bottom part of his face.

This is the third armed robbery of a fast food restaurant along Palm Beach Boulevard this month.  A Little Caesar's was robbed on August 5th, and a Domino's was robbed August 20th.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.