Fort Myers restaurant robbed by armed man

Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 12:54:32-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police are searching for a man they say used a gun to rob a Popeye's restaurant Tuesday evening.

It happened at 7:30 pm at the restaurant located on Fowler Street, south of Hanson Street.

According to Fort Myers Police, the suspect entered the store, ordered three customers to the ground, and demanded money from the clerk.  He fled on foot with an undetermined amount of money, headed northwest across the parking lot.

The suspect is described as  5’07" to 5’09", medium built, wearing a gray hooded jacket, dark colored pants, mask and gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Myers Police Department at (239) 321-7700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.