Lee County deputies investigate possible Hardee’s robbery

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Deputies are looking into what some have said was a robbery at the Hardee’s on Palm Beach Boulevard near Interstate 75.

A heavy police presence from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office surrounded the restaurant at 4900 Palm Beach Blvd. while a helicopter circled overhead for several minutes after the disturbance, which happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Friends and family members of employees told WINK News they rushed to the scene after receiving word of what took place. One person said his friend was hit over the head during the incident.

It remains unclear how many people were involved or whether anyone has been arrested. No further information is immediately available.

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