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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.

Distractive duo suspected of coping credit cards

on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:15

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.

Anonymous donor increases reward in unsolved Cape homicide

on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:26

 

**UPDATE #1**

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.

Reward increased in brutal dog torture

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 16:53

June 8, 2015

Reward increased in brutal dog torture 

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

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 16:23

June 7, 2015 

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

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