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Purse Thief Caught Red Handed

on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:26

February 6, 2014

Purse thief caught red handed

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who capitalized on a crime of opportunity, stealing an elderly woman’s purse after she accidentally left it in a grocery cart.

In the early afternoon hours of January 27th, the victim was shopping at Publix, located at 24600 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers.  After leaving the store, she grabbed her groceries out the cart and walked to her car, accidentally leaving her purse behind.

UPDATE #3 : Crime Stoppers press release: ID sought for woman who robbed elderly victim

on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:17

February 4, 2014

 

**UPDATE #3**

 

As a result of 28 Crime Stoppers tips, and a massive collaborative effort of both local and outside law enforcement agencies, Sarah M. Greene, DOB 3/10/75, was arrested last night for the robbery of an 80 year old victim at a grocery store parking lot last month. 

Numerous tips identified Greene as a woman on the run from Maryland, who came to Florida under the guise of seeking treatment for drug dependency.

ID Sought for Suspect Using Stolen Cards

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:11

February 4, 2014

ID sought for suspect using stolen cards

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who used credit cards swiped from a stolen car in South Fort Myers.

According to the victim, she left her purse in her locked vehicle at a restaurant on US 41 around 10:30 p.m. on January 22nd.  When she returned to her vehicle, the only thing she found was shattered glass – and no car.  Deputies quickly found the stolen car abandoned behind a nearby Publix, with the passengers side window smashed out.

Crime stoppers Kicks Off 2014 with Record Breaking Month

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:08

January 31, 2014

Crime Stoppers kicks off 2014 with record breaking month

If January is any indication of the months to come, 2014 will be a record breaking year for Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.  In just the first month of the year, Crime Stoppers has already received more tips, which led to more arrests, than any other month in recent memory.

As of this morning, Crime Stoppers received 479 tips since January 1, leading to the arrests of 70 fugitives and the clearing of 156 criminal cases.

Police Need Help Identifying Burglar

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:06

January 30, 2014

“Police Need Help Identifying Burglar”

On January 20, 2014 the Fort Myers Police Department investigated a commercial burglary at Red Bones located at 3604 Palm Beach Boulevard. The suspect gained entry into the patio area of the business and stole a large screen television. This unknown suspect fled but was captured on video surveillance.

The suspect is further described as a light skinned Hispanic male, approximately 20-25 years of age with short hair.

Economic Crime Suspects

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:27

They’re scammers, thieves and cons – trying to use whatever illegal measures they can to steal people’s money – and all their personal information.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the stories of three fraud cases in which detectives need your help tracking down the perpetrators.

UPDATE - Crime Stoppers press release: ID sought for feisty TV thief

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:17

**SECOND UPDATE**

As a result of another Crime Stoppers tip, coupled with swift action by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants Unit, Joshua Agosto was arrested less than 30 minutes ago.  He is currently enroute to the Lee County Jail where he will be booked shortly.

Crime Stoppers thanks the media, and the public, once again, for helping take a wanted criminal off the streets of our community.


**UPDATE**

As a result of several Crime Stoppers tips, the suspect in the below case has been identified as Joshua Agosto, DOB 9/2/90, who was last known to be living in the Pine Manor area.

UPDATE - Crime Stoppers press release: Thieving couple goes shopping - with someone else's money

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:14

**UPDATE**

As a result of a Crime Stoppers tip, the duo caught on camera using a stolen credit card have been identified as Sixta Rivera Medina (DOB 1/18/84) and Alfredo Medina (1/4/91).  After being contacted by a Lee County Sheriff’s Office detective, both suspects turned themselves in this morning.  Both are in the booking process right now, and their mugshots will be available on the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s website this afternoon.

Crime Stoppers appreciates the media’s assistance in helping bring this case to a swift and positive resolution.


January 28, 2014

Thieving couple goes

UPDATE - Crime Stoppers press release: ID sought for feisty TV thief

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 14:55

**UPDATE**

As a result of several Crime Stoppers tips, the suspect in the below case has been identified as Joshua Agosto, DOB 9/2/90, who was last known to be living in the Pine Manor area.  Agosto is a repeat offender, with previous arrests for burglary, grand theft and aggravated battery on a pregnant victim.  He now faces charges of grand theft, battery and resisting a merchant, as well as a second unrelated warrant for battery.

Agosto has several tattoos, including an angel over a grave and the name Elijah on his left arm, and the initials PA on his left hand and JA inked on his right

Thieving Couple Goes Shopping - with Someone Else's Money

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 14:51

January 28, 2014

Thieving couple goes shopping – with someone else’s money

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects who went on a shopping spree with a credit card stolen just 20 minutes prior.

Surveillance cameras at two Lehigh Acres stores caught the duo on tape making purchases ranging from fans to fast food with a credit card that had been stolen from an unlocked car between shortly after 11:30 p.m. on January 14th.  In the short time the victim was away from her car, someone helped themselves to her purse, personal identification and credit

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