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Armed robber hits Fort Myers cash advance store

FORT MYERS, Fla. An armed robber hit a payday loan business Friday morning.

The robbery took place just after 10 a.m. at Advance America on 3244 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers police said. A man went inside, pretended to ask for a loan, showed a weapon and demanded money from the safe, according to employees.

He ran off with an unknown amount of cash, police said.

The suspect is a black male wearing a light-colored gray shirt, tan or cream cargo pants and black sneakers, according to police. He appeared to have gray facial hair on his chin.

Below are surveillance photos police have released: