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Wig helps Florida detectives catch armed robber

David Rodriguez wig robber
Posted at 6:45 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 09:18:12-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Detectives in southwest Florida say a telltale wig helped them catch an armed robber.

Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies said after a convenience store in Fort Myers, Florida was robbed Saturday, a cashier gave them a description of a pistol-wielding robber who was wearing a wig and a gray hoodie.

Witnesses led deputies to an apartment complex, where they say they found a suspect who matched the description given by the cashier.

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Deputies say when they searched the apartment after obtaining a warrant, they found a gray-hooded sweater, several wigs and a large amount of wadded up cash in an open dresser drawer.

The suspect, David Rodriguez, faces a robbery charge.

Online court records show he was in jail Sunday. There was no record of legal counsel.