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Detective say wig helps them catch armed robber in Fort Myers

Posted: 7:23 AM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 07:23:40-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Detectives in Southwest Florida say a telltale wig helped them catch an armed robber.

Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies said after a 7-Eleven store on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers was robbed Saturday, a cashier gave them a description of a pistol-wielding robber who was wearing a wig and a gray hoodie.

Witnesses led deputies to an apartment complex, where they say they found a suspect who matched the description given by the cashier.

Deputies say when they searched the apartment after obtaining a warrant, they found a gray-hooded sweater, several wigs and a large amount of wadded up cash in an open dresser drawer.

The suspect, 28-year-old David Rodriguez, faces a robbery charge.

Online court records show he was in jail Sunday. There was no record of legal counsel.

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