FORT MYERS, Fla. - Deputies say two masked men snuck in through a back door of the Waffle House on Palm Beach Boulevard, ran into the restaurant, and with guns raised, demanded money, and belongings, from employees and customers,
One man, who did not want to be identified, was sitting on a bar stool, and pushed to the ground.
"And the one who had the gun to my head on the floor said he was going to kill me," said the loyal customer.
he says while one suspect threatened him, the other went through his pockets.
"Ended up taking my wedding band and a ruby ring. And my car keys," said the man.
No one was hurt, Trish Routte of SWFL Crimestoppers, says the victims are lucky, because these men are extremely violent.
"I don't know if they were just loud boisterous intimidating or if they would have actually used their weapons. I don't know. I didn't give them a chance," said the victim.
"These guys are armed, coming in confident, and they are getting exactly what they want. To what extent are they willing to get what they want," said Trish Routte.
One hour earlier, surveillance cameras at the Circle K on North Tamiami Trail, caught two armed suspects, as they took cash from the registers.
Deputies would not say if the two crimes are related, but want to catch the crooks as quickly as possible.
"The fact that they have been very good at disgusting themselves has been a problem," said Routte.
As for the victim at the Waffle House, he says he'll be okay.
He said, "I went back this morning just to meet the thing head on and get it out of my system."