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Knife wielding suspect sought in early morning Circle K robbery

LCSO searching for armed robbery supect
LCSO searching for armed robbery supect
LCSO searching for armed robbery supect
LCSO searching for armed robbery supect
Posted at 2:36 AM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 10:12:04-05

Lee County Sheriff Deputies are on the lookout for the person who robbed a Circle K store in Fort Myers early Thursday morning.

It happened at the corner of San Carlos Boulevard and Whitewater Court around 1:20 a.m..

Investigators say the robber was armed with a knife and demanded all the cash from the register.  He was given some cash before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as 5’3”, with a medium to heavy build.  During the robbery, he pulled a jacket over his head in an attempt to conceal his identity.

The Fox 4 crew on the scene saw LCSO helicopters searching for the suspect.

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 submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.