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Waffle House robbed at gunpoint

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Lee County deputies are searching for a man who they say robbed a restaurant at gunpoint.

Chief Deputy Lewis Harris said just before 5 a.m. Friday a man went into the Waffle House on U.S. 19, jumped over the counter, holding a gun in a plastic bag. He demanded money from the register, then demanded more from customers.

Authorities said there were about 4 customers in the store at the time and one handed over cash.

Officials say the man ran from the scene. The suspect was described as a black man, about 6 feet tall, 200 to 230 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt, blue shorts and had a bandana over his face.

Chief Harris says they're waiting for a copy of the surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

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