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Unsuccessful thief fails to hit the lottery

on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:47

August 19, 2014

Unsuccessful thief fails to hit the lottery

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown male who made a bold attempt to steal lottery tickets from a Bonita Springs convenience store last night, but ended up leaving empty handed.

Detectives say the black male walked into the Circle K store at 10460 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, just after 9:30 p.m. on Monday, August 18.  He immediately walked to the office at the back of the store and locked the door behind him.

One year later, family still searching for answers in young man's murder

on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:08

August 15, 2014

One year later, family still searching for answers in young man’s murder

One year ago today, the lifeless body of 25 year old Kyle Byrtus was found in a field on Meadow Drive in Lehigh Acres.  And despite the time that’s passed, the person or persons responsible for his murder have yet to face justice, and Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is hoping someone in the know will do the right thing and come forward with information.

Byrtus was a graduate of Fort Myers High School, where he was captain of the track team.

Evening stroll turns out to be no day at the beach

on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:02

August 14, 2014

Evening stroll turns out to be no day at the beach

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who used stolen credit cards to try to rack up hundreds of dollars of purchases last Friday near Fort Myers Beach.

According to detectives, the victim and her granddaughter went to Bunche Beach on John Morris Road, Fort Myers, around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug.

UPDATE: US Marshals Task Force Seeking Elusive Criminal

on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:17

August 9, 2014

UPDATE: US Marshals Task Force Seeking Elusive Criminal

After an exhaustive investigation, members of the US Marshals Fugitive Warrants Task Force have taken one of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted into custody today.

Bruce Martin, wanted for violating terms of his state probation for the sale/delivery of cocaine, was tracked down shortly before noon today in Hendry County.

Trio wanted for questioning in use of stolen debit card information

on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:09
August 1, 2014
 
Trio wanted for questioning in use of stolen debit card information
 
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying three men who are suspected of using a stolen debit card to rack up several hundred dollars in fraudulent purchases.
 
According to detectives, the victim noticed on July 7th that her debit card had been used at the Wal Mart store on Six Mile Cypress Parkway the day prior, unbeknownst to her.

Lehigh Acres Home Invasion

on Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:53

Just over two months after three men were shot at a Lehigh Acres home, leaving one dead and two critically injured, detectives are pleading with the public to come forward with what they know - or even what they've heard.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story.

UPDATE #1 - Search is on for casino robbers

on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:27

**UPDATE # 1 **

 

Two new surveillance photos from last night’s armed robbery at the Luxxor Games in Lehigh Acres are now available and are attached to this release (the new photos are from Cam6).

For additional information, contact Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator, at troutte@sheriffleefl.org.


From:Routte, Trish
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:01 AM
Subject: Crime Stoppers press release: Search is on for casino robbers

July 27, 2014

Search is on for casino robbers

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two masked men who robbed a Lehigh Acres casino last

Search is on for casino robbers

on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:22

July 27, 2014

Search is on for casino robbers

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two masked men who robbed a Lehigh Acres casino last night.

According to detectives, two masked men entered the Luxxor Games, located at 3096 Lee Boulevard, shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.  One of the robbers pulled out a gun and fired a single shot into the air, while the other commanded everyone to lie on the floor.  One of the suspects immediately went to the cashier demanding all the money in the till.

Beach burglars take the beef, leave their briefs

on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:22

July 23, 2014

Beach burglars take the beef, leave their briefs

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a group of men who broke into a local beachside restaurant in their underwear and took off with the makings for an early morning cookout.

According to detectives, the men, all wearing nothing but their underwear, broke into Doc’s Beach House, located at 27908 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs, around 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 20.  After roaming around the kitchen area, the men selected a case of hamburgers and red bell peppers.

Lehigh store burglarized by someone in the know

on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:06
July 21, 2014
 
Lehigh store burglarized by someone in the know
 
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying an unknown suspect who broke into a Dollar General store and knew all the right things to commit the crime, seemingly unnoticed.
 
Detectives say the unknown suspect used keys to gain entry to the Dollar General, located at 701 Gretchen Ave.

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