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CCPD investigating armed robbery of convenience store

By Staff | Aug 4, 2011

A man robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday in Cape Coral.

At about 3:45 a.m., Cape police responded to a report of a robbery in the first block of Northeast Pine Island Road. Two employees stated that a man dressed in black entered the store with a revolver, according to a report.

The man pointed the gun at them and told them to remain calm. He then demanded cash in the register and one employees handed over $40 in cash. The robber then fled from the store heading westbound along the building.

Police set up a perimeter and the K-9 Unit and Aviation Unit responded.

Anyone with information can contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 574-3223, or submit a tip by texting “CCPD” plus the message to CRIMES or by visiting: www.capecops.com. Tipsters can also contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477) and be eligible for a cash reward.