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.
The anonymous donor who initially upped the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered TJ Maxx manager Al Griffiths has now committed to increasing the reward to $25,000.
“There is clear, unequivocal determination to find the person who took Al’s life that tragic night last November,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.
In the wake of a horrific incident this past weekend in which a dog had been dragged behind a car and tortured in Clewiston, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers and the Gulf Coast Humane Society are teaming up to increase the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.
On Saturday, June 6th, just after noon, a female dog was brought to the Gulf Coast Humane Society in Lee County after being found in a wooded area in the Montura neighborhood of Clewiston.
Stolen card used for $10,000 in power shopping trip
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who used a stolen credit card to go power shopping and purchase more than $10,000 worth of iPads and gift cards in less than two hours.
The victim parked her car at Planet Fitness, located at 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., shortly after 5 p.m. on May 23rd. While she was exercising inside the gym, she received a text message from Chase Visa inquiring if she had just made a purchase at the Target store on San Carlos Boulevard for $1,375, which she
Thief targets occupied car for late night burglary
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of breaking into a parked, occupied car, and stealing a briefcase from the trunk.
The victim pulled up to the Race Trac, located at 5570 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, around 11 p.m. on May 2nd, and left his teenage son in the car while the driver went inside. When the father returned, his son told him that a black male pulled up behind his car and opened, then shut, the trunk before taking off.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who went grocery shopping last weekend, but ended up leaving the store with nothing but a stolen red purse in hand.
The victim was shopping at the Publix grocery store, located at 11600 Gladilolus Drive, last Sunday morning, May 31, when she left her purse in the grocery cart while she browsed at several items. Unbeknownst to her, an unknown male quickly grabbed the purse and walked out the door, holding the woman’s red purse.
Nearly two months after the robbery at the Bonita Springs Subway store, detectives are still trying to identify the man responsible.
Anyone who can place a name with this suspect’s face is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
Note: Video and still surveillance photos of the suspect are attached to this release.
As a result of anonymous Crime Stoppers tips, the suspect in last week’s Go Pro thefts has gone to a new place – the Lee County Jail.
Billy Jack Monday (DOB 6/27/73) was arrested just before midnight on Saturday, May 30, charged with three counts of dealing in stolen property, two counts of grand theft, two counts of larceny theft, as well as fraud.
This weekend’s arrest was number 14 for Monday, who has been jailed previously in Lee County for battery, theft, numerous violations of probation, as well as battery on a pregnant victim.
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.
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.