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WANTED: Man robs convenience store while on bike

Posted at 7:07 PM, Sep 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-01 19:07:43-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. ---- Lee County Sheriff's are looking for a man accused of robbing a convenience store while on a bike at knifepoint. 

Investigators say the incident happened at Zoom Thru convenience store, located at 14088 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers at approximately 5:16  Friday evening. 

The store clerk told deputies that the unidentified suspect requested a pack of cigarettes and a Monster drink before jumping over the chain and pulling out a large hunting knife. The suspect then demanded the clerk to give him the cash out of the register. 

According to Lee County Sheriff's, a customer approached the suspect, prompting him to leave on his bike. The customer chased the suspect for a brief moment before the armed robber ditched his bike and took off on foot. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact 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.