Published: Feb 15, 2014 12:19 PM EST

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who attempted to rob a Chevron gas station Friday night, however ended up leaving empty handed.

Detectives say a fully masked and gloved man burst into the Chevron gas station at 6860 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, shortly after 7:30 p.m.  The man, described as light skinned, donning

rubber gloves and a light colored bandana, had a towel draped over his hand, implying that he had a gun.  He demanded all the cash from the till, however the clerk challenged the man’s

request, and he retreated from the store empty handed.  “This individual came to the store, seemingly confident with his skills and dressed in a manner which would lead us to believe he’s

done this before,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “The attempted robbery occurred in a very busy area, during the early evening hours, so we’re hoping someone in the area

who either witnessed or heard something will come forward and help ensure that this suspect doesn’t have an opportunity to strike again.”

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 $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.