Reward increased for arrest of attempted bank robber
Six days after a wigged man attempted to rob a North Fort Myers Wells Fargo bank, the reward for the culprit’s arrest had been upped by $5,000.
Working with Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, Wells Fargo is now adding up to $5,000 in reward money for the arrest of the man responsible for holding up the Wells Fargo at 5500 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, on Thursday, May 22nd. According to witnesses, the suspect entered the bank shortly after 4:15 p.m.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who broke into a local business, then left roughly a half hour later with more than $4,400 in tools loaded up in a white Kia Soul.
According to detectives, the suspect drove past Currier Roofing, 5802 Corporation Circle, Fort Myers, around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10th. After casing the business for a few minutes, he drove to the back of the building, leaving his car in the middle of the parking lot.
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown suspect who held up the Dollar General in Lehigh Acres two weeks ago.
According to detectives, a tall, thin black male, donning a ski mask, entered the Gretchen Avenue store shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. He immediately approached the cashier, pointed a large black gun at her, and demanded cash. In fear for her life, the cashier complied, at which point the suspect quickly left the store on foot.
“FMPD Detectives Track Down Road Rage Suspect from April Crash”
On Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 9:45 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department arrested white male Houston Wayne Wimbish (d.o.b. 09/26/1989) for his role in a motorcycle versus bicyclist road rage crash that happened on April 14, 2014 at the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and McGregor Boulevard.
The initial crash investigation revealed the victim, Christopher Griffiths, was riding his bicycle northbound on McGregor Boulevard when Wimbish, traveling in the same direction on a motorcycle, struck the bicyclist in the back
North Fort Myers burglars make a quick stop and loot convenience store
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two unknown white males who broke into a convenience store, smashing through a front window and leaving with armfuls of items. According to detectives, the break-in occurred just before 4:30 a.m. on Friday, April 18th at the Kwik Stop store, located at 1790 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers. Surveillance cameras captured images of the men breaking through the store’s front window, then quickly loading up various items.
Crime Stoppers awarded for productivity, community outreach
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is pleased to announce that its program was honored with two awards at the 34th annual training conference of the Southeastern Crime Stoppers Association held in Williamsburg, VA, Wednesday night.
Our local program was lauded as the most productive program of its size in the entire Southeastern United States. Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has received this award for eight consecutive years.
In an effort to find the men responsible for the recent rash of violent home invasion robberies in Collier County, the reward for information leading to the arrests of the men involved now stands at $26,000. $25,000 of that reward has come from numerous donors, with the remaining $1,000 allocated from Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
“As the days and weeks go by without an arrest, community members are bonding together to do whatever they can to help law enforcement apprehend these extremely violent criminals who are committing heinous acts,” said Trish Routte,
String of late night robberies believed to be related
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is seeking information on three separate robberies that occurred during the evening hours of Thursday, April 17th which all appear to be related. The first incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on the 2000 block of Williams Drive in Fort Myers. The victim stated that he was bringing his trash cans to the curb when his wife spotted a black male, brandishing a handgun, emerge from some nearby bushes and rush towards her husband. She yelled to her spouse to hurry up and get inside the house.