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Robber demands $100, sandwich; gets neither

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Posted at 9:21 AM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 19:38:39-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Crime Stoppers and Fort Myers Police are seeking tips in an attempted robbery of a Subway sandwich shop.

The incident happened just after 7 p.m. at the restaurant at the 11700 block of S Cleveland Ave.

According to investigators, the suspect ordered a sandwich at the counter, then told the clerk he had a gun and demanded the sandwich, plus $100 cash.

"The subject obtained nothing of value," Crime Stoppers says in a Facebook account of the incident, "and [they] fled on foot."

The suspect was clad in all-black clothing, and was wearing a surgical mask and medical gloves.

Anyone with information on the crime can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Tipsters with information leading to an arrest may qualify for a cash reward.