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Go Pro thief keeps going back for more

on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:57

May 27, 2015 

Go Pro thief keeps going back for more 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man who stole three Go Pro cameras from the same store on three separate occasions within the last week alone. 

The latest incident occurred yesterday evening, May 26th, when loss prevention officers at the Target store, located at 13711 S. Tamiami Trail, alerted deputies of a man who selected a Go Pro camera, priced at $299.00, and proceeded to slip the camera under his shirt, before walking out the store’s front door.

ID sought for fraudulent check casher

on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 23:51

May 27, 2015

ID sought for fraudulent check casher

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who passed off a phony check for more than $480 at a Lee County supermarket.

Detectives say a tall, thin black male went on a hefty shopping spree at the Publix store, located at 13650 Fiddlesticks Boulevard, last month.  After making his purchases, the customer wrote a check for $487.23, using what is believed to be a fraudulent Florida driver license.  Then man left the store unquestioned, however several days later, the check was returned as fraudulent.

Couples work in cahoots during scented shoplifting

on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:03

May 27, 2015

Couples work in cahoots during scented shoplifting

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying several individuals involved in a distraction theft Monday afternoon, where two couples worked in unison to steal nearly $800 in perfume.

The first couple walked in the Ulta beauty store, located at 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., just before 8 p.m. on Monday, May 25, and originally split up, but then met in the perfume section of the store.

Armed robber is suspected of striking again

on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:11

May 26, 2015

Armed robber is suspected of striking again

Exactly two weeks after an unknown suspect robbed a Fort Myers bank at gunpoint, investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigations say they believe the same crook struck again – this time in Martin County.

Lee County detectives are still investigating the May 9th robbery of the Chase bank, located at 13051 University Drive.  That afternoon, just before 2 p.m., a black male entered the bank, walked up to the counter and showed the bank teller a gun and letter demanding cash.

Copper wire, company truck heisted from Hertz construction site

on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 19:39

May 26, 2015

Copper wire, company truck heisted from Hertz construction site

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying up to four suspects who took advantage of the long holiday weekend and hauled more than $20,000 in copper wire off the Hertz construction site in Estero, and stole a Ford box truck in the process.

Detectives say that sometime between the afternoon hours of Sunday, May 24 and mid-day Monday, May 25th, a group of unknown suspects trespassed onto the Hertz property, located at 8501 Williams Road, and stole several large spools of copper wire

Crooks caught on camera making early morning rum run

on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:48

Crooks caught on camera making early morning rum run 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who broke into Doc Ford’s restaurant early last Sunday morning, and hauled off nearly $400 worth of rum. 

Surveillance cameras captured images of two men who walked up to the outdoor bar area of the restaurant, located at 708 Fisherman’s Wharf on Fort Myers Beach, around 2 a.m. on May 17th.  After casing the area for a few minutes, the men crawled over the bar and helped themselves to the bar’s rum collection, which was kept in a cabinet that hadn’t been

Deputies: Man Tried to Lure Girl into His Vehicle

on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:43

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Fort Myers man is under arrest after deputies say he tried to lure a 12 year old girl into his vehicle.

Deputies were called to the area of New York Drive and Railroad Avenue shortly after 7:00 this morning.  The victim stated she was walking to her school bus stop when a Hispanic male with short curly hair in a red, older model vehicle waved to her and said "get in the car and I'll give you $20."  The girl ran home and the vehicle took off.  When the girl arrived at her home, her parent called 9-1-1.

The victim was able to give deputies 5 of the 6 numbers to the

Reward increased in grisly cat killings

on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 15:10

May 22, 2015

Reward increased in grisly cat killings

In the wake of what is now seven cat mutilation deaths in Collier County, community partners have joined forces to increase the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for these heinous crimes.

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has joined forces with Volunteer Services for Animals, a non-profit corporation based out of Naples, to increase the reward to up to $2,500.  Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 and Volunteer Services for Animals is offering up to $1,500, with the hopes that the

Deputies searching for Wells Fargo bank robber

on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 18:11

May 19, 2015

                                                                                              **UPDATE #1**

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is releasing new video from the Wells Fargo bank robbery earlier this month, during which an unknown suspect made away with a heaping handful of cash.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect waiting in line, then presenting the teller with a note demanding cash.  While the teller was stacking up money from her register, the suspect said he wanted even more cash.

Suspects sought in cloned card caper

on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 15:52

May 16, 2015

Suspects sought in cloned card caper 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects who used a cloned credit card to make hundreds of dollars in fraudulent purchases. 

Investigators say the victim tried to use her debit card at a local store when her purchase was declined.  She immediately contacted her bank, and found out that the card had been blocked due to suspicious purchase activity.

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