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Unlocked cars open the door for credit card thief

on Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:08

July 3, 2015

Unlocked cars open the door for credit card thief

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught on surveillance cameras using a credit card stolen from an unlocked car.

The victim stated that two cars were parked in his Deal Road, North Fort Myers, driveway during the overnight hours of Saturday, June 27 and Sunday morning, June 28.  On Sunday morning, the victim received a fraud alert from one of his credit card companies indicating suspicious activity associated with his card.

Young thug sought for mugging senior citizen

on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 18:58

June 25, 2015 

Young thug sought for mugging senior citizen 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down a young Hispanic male who ran down a senior citizen, knocked her to the ground and stole her purse earlier this week. 

The 68 year old victim was walking towards the bus stop between TGI Fridays and Bed, Bath and Beyond at the Bell Tower Mall, 13499 Bell Tower Drive, around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23.  As she was nearing her destination, a young man crept up behind her at a fast pace and pushed her to the ground, before grabbing her purse.

Crook robs store, holds clerk at knifepoint **UPDATE**

on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 18:55

Nearly four months after a South Fort Myers convenience store was robbed, the man believed to be responsible for the crime is behind bars. 

Early this afternoon, members of the US Marshals Fugitive Warrants Task Force arrested Asad Khan, (DOB 3/17/73) for one count of armed robbery.  Khan was taken into custody on Iona Road and was booked into the Lee County Jail just after 1 p.m.  

This is Khan’s second arrest in two months in Lee County.  On May 29th, he was jailed for battery. He is currently being held without bond. 

Note:  Khan’s arrest photo from this afternoon is attached to this

ID sought of driver responsible for fatal hit and run

on Sat, 06/20/2015 - 18:17

June 19, 2015

ID sought of driver responsible for fatal hit and run

A 64 year old Fort Myers man was left for dead in the median of I-75 earlier this month, and now Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is hoping the public will be able to provide information on the driver involved in the fatal hit and run.

On Sunday, June 7, Randall Gossett was found lying in the median of northbound I-75, just north of the State Road 78 (Pine Island Road) exit ramp around 11 a.m.

Senior citizen scammed by sweet talker

on Sat, 06/20/2015 - 18:04

June 19, 2015

Senior citizen scammed by sweet talker

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying several individuals who detectives say worked in collaboration to steal a senior citizens wallet.

The 73 year old victim was shopping at Marshall’s department store at the Gulf Coast Town Center around 3 p.m. on Friday, March 13th when a young Hispanic male approached her, and asked if she could help him pick out a present for his mother.

Distractive duo suspected of coping credit cards

on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 14:50

June 11, 2015 

Distractive duo suspected of coping credit cards 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a couple who are believed to have worked in cahoots to distract a shopper, and swipe her wallet out of her purse before going on a high tech shopping spree with stolen cards. 

The victim was shopping at the Ross department store, located at 8022 Mediterranean Drive, Estero, in the early evening hours of June 6th when she was approached by an unknown Hispanic female.

Stolen card used for booze run

on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:17

June 12, 2015 

Stolen card used for booze run 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two people believed to have used a cloned credit card to rack up more than $300 in alcohol and food purchases in North Fort Myers. 

While checking her bank statement, the victim discovered several charges made in one day using her debit card number.  The victim was neither in North Fort Myers when the charges were made, and was still in possession of her debit card.

Violent armed robbers still on the loose

on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 11:48

June 13, 2015 

Violent armed robbers still on the loose 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down two armed, black males who held up the Popeye’s Chicken restaurant on Palm Beach Boulevard earlier this month.

Just as employees were closing the restaurant on Tuesday, June 2, around 11 p.m., two black males entered through the back door.  The men ordered all employees to the ground at gunpoint, while forcing the manager to empty the safe and all three cash registers.

Detectives still searching for answers in unsolved homicide

on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 15:20

June 12, 2015

Detectives still searching for answers in unsolved homicide

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance helping detectives find the person responsible for the murder of Jorge Perpuac last October.

Although it’s been nearly eight months since his death, nearly all leads as to who killed Perpuac have run dry, as well as any possible motives for this act of extreme violence.  On Sunday, October 19th, shortly before 8 p.m., detectives responded to gunshots near the area of Coopers Court, where they found Perpuac suffering from a gunshot wound.

Would-be robbers manhandle midnight cyclist

on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:20

June 10, 2015

Would-be robbers manhandle midnight cyclist

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down two men who attempted to rob a bicyclist during a late night ride.

The victim was riding his bike in the area of Broadway and More Ave., Fort Myers, just before midnight on Friday, May 15 when two black men, donning masks, started yelling at him and impeded his ability to leave.  One of the suspects repeatedly demanded that the victim hand over his money, while the second suspect punched him in the face.

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