UPDATE (9:20AM) -- Surveillance images have been released of Friday morning's robbery at a North Fort Myers 7-Eleven store.
The images show a suspect wearing all black and a colorful mask pointing a black semi-automatic pistol at employees.
According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, it happened just after 2 a.m. at the store on Tamiami Trail near Del Prado Boulevard.
They say the suspect jumped the counter and struck one of the employees in the face. In fear for her life, the second clerk opened the cash register and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. With the money in hand, the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.
He is described as being approximately 5’8” to 5’10” with a thin build. His race is unknown at this point, due to the clothing and mask.
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 $3,000. Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.
LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Detectives are investigating what appears to be an attempted robbery at a 7-Eleven in North Fort Myers.
This is on U.S. 41 just south of Del Prado Boulevard.
Fox 4's Breaking News Tracker was there as crime scene tape was put up and K-9 units searched the surrounding area.
As soon as we get an update on the situation, we'll be sure to bring that to you.