Cape Coral man arrested in convenience store robbery

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. A 25-year-old man accused of robbing a 7-Eleven at Cape Coral Parkway East was arrested Tuesday, the Cape Coral Police Department said Tuesday morning.

The robbery happened around 3 a.m. at the convenience store on 345 Cape Coral Parkway East. Brandon Meredith, of Cape Coral, entered the store, demanded money from a clerk and claimed he had a gun, police said.

He left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Meredith was later arrested and taken to the Lee County Jail. He faces charges of attempted robbery.

A bond has not yet been set.

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