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Suspect sought in attempted Lehigh robbery

on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 13:39

July 31, 2015

Suspect sought in attempted Lehigh robbery

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown white male who tried to rob a Lehigh Acres Citgo gas station at gunpoint Wednesday night.

A store employee told detectives that around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, a white male driving a white extended dually truck pulled up to the Citgo, located at 233 Joel Boulevard.  The unknown male was wearing a mask, black gloves and brandished a black firearm.

90 year old victimized in North Fort Myers purse snatching

on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:55

90 year old victimized in North Fort Myers purse snatching 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who witnesses say pushed a senior citizen in a North Fort Myers Wal Mart parking lot, then ran off with her wallet. 

Detectives say the 90 year old woman was walking towards her car in parking lot of the store, located at 545 Pine Island Road, around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 31, when an unknown white male rushed up behind her, pushed the woman and then grabbed a tan wallet from the purse she was holding.

Suspects sought in early morning armed robbery

on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:42

August 2, 2015

Suspects sought in early morning armed robbery

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two unknown men who robbed an east Lee County gas station at gunpoint early this morning.

Detectives say just before 4 a.m., two Hispanic males entered the Circle K gas station, located at 9951 Orange River Boulevard, brandishing firearms.  One of the men pointed a silver long barreled revolver at the clerk, demanding cash from both the register and safe.

Wobbly suspect attempts to break into locked Lehigh vehicle

on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:42

July 28, 2015

Wobbly suspect attempts to break into locked Lehigh vehicle

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown, and likely intoxicated suspect, who tried to break into a car in Lehigh Acres earlier this month.

Surveillance cameras installed outside the 70th Street West home captured images of an unknown white male stumbling onto the victim’s property shortly after midnight on Saturday, July 11.  He initially tested the door handles of the victim’s 2003 Chevy Cavalier, however once he realized the doors were locked, he walked along the perimeter

Reward increased in murder of Kyle Byrtus

on Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:17

July 21, 2015

Reward increased in murder of Kyle Byrtus

Nearly two years after his murder, the family of Kyle Byrtus has increased the reward for information on the person or persons responsible for his death by $2,000, bringing the total amount of the reward to $3,000.

Byrtus, who was 25 at the time of his death, was found lying in a field in Lehigh Acres in August 2013.  But before his life was taken, Byrtus was travelling down a road of success, following his graduation with honors from Fort Myers High School as a star track athlete.

Person of interest sought in Burnt Store boat theft

on Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:10

July 18, 2015

Person of interest sought in Burnt Store boat theft

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown man who may be related to a boat theft at Burnt Store Marina.

The victim left his pontoon boat in his slip at the marina around 10 p.m. on Monday, July 6.  He had secured the boat to the dock, due to expected storms that night, and also removed the boat’s batteries to charge overnight, in anticipation of a fishing trip the next morning.  When he returned at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, the boat was gone.

Lotto con artists scam another Bonita Springs victim

on Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:56

July 17, 2015

Lotto con artists scam another Bonita Springs victim

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down information on two women who scammed a Bonita Springs resident out of $7,000 earlier this week, under the guise that she’d be helping strangers collect millions of dollars in lottery winnings.

The 53 year old victim was riding her bicycle on Old US 41 near Goodwin Street on Wednesday afternoon, July 15, when she was approached by two women, one approximately 60 years old, and one roughly 40 years old.

Senior citizen brutally robbed at gunpoint

on Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:48

**UPDATE #2**

In the wake of last week’s arrests of Myles Cope and Courtney Collins for the beating and robbery of a North Fort Myers senior citizen, detectives have worked relentlessly to recover more than 100 items stolen from the victim.

Detectives from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s robbery unit, in cooperation with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, have spent the last week following up on the paths of these two violent offenders and have managed to, thus far, recover the majority of valuables stolen from the victim during the attack.

Thief may be responsible for series of holiday weekend break-ins

on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:46

July 16, 2015

Thief may be responsible for series of holiday weekend break-ins

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an unknown suspect who broke into at least one, but possibly up to four, businesses over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the man who managed to make entry into Hertz Rental Equipment, 27500 Riverview Center, Bonita Springs, between July 2 and 6.  Once inside, he pried open several offices, using what appears to be a screwdriver, removing several laptops.

Senior’s stolen card used at Lehigh store

on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:27

July 16, 2015

Senior’s stolen card used at Lehigh store

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown woman who used a credit card stolen from a senior citizen to rack up nearly $1,000 in purchases at a Lehigh 7-Eleven.

The 70 year old victim had been at the 7-Eleven convenience store on Sunshine Boulevard early in the day on June 23rd.  At some point after that, the man’s wallet, containing several credit cards, had gone missing or was stolen.

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