Would-be thieves leave empty handed after botched burglary
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a trio of burglars who broke into a Coconut Point Mall store last Sunday night, but ended up running away empty handed despite being armed with all the tools of their trade.
According to detectives, the Pandora Jewelry store, located at 23106 Fashion Drive in Estero closed for the evening at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17th. At some point after the store was secured, an unknown suspect tampered with the businesses front lock.
As a result of expedient investigative work, combined with anonymous tips, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office have identified and arrested Robert Conant, DOB 3/31/76, in connection with Sunday morning’s home burglary in the Whiskey Creek community.
Conant was identified earlier today and detectives located him and arrested him shortly after 5 p.m. this evening. He is currently being booked into the Lee County Jail on charges of grand theft, grand theft auto and the occupied burglary of a dwelling.
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown suspect who broke into a Whiskey Creek area home early Sunday morning.
According to detectives, the white male was filmed by home security cameras creeping around the back patio area of the home. After a few minutes, he entered through a living room door and reappears a few minutes later with a purse and laptop in hand. It was discovered later that he also took the keys to a 2002 silver Toyota Four Runner, which he used as his escape vehicle.
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.
Thieves scout victim’s routine, make off with thousands in electronics
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying thieves who clearly did their homework, and burglarized a Lee County home less than two minutes after the victim left to bring her daughter to summer camp.
According to detectives, the victim left her Griffin Boulevard home at 9:02 a.m. on Friday, July 11, to bring her daughter to camp, as she does every day. Two minutes later, the suspect’s vehicle could be seen on camera pulling into the driveway.
Felon jailed for trying to run over deputies now sought for burglary
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man who was jailed just last week after running from deputies, and ultimately tried to run one over.
Octavius Pullen, DOB 12/14/85, was arrested last Tuesday, July 8th after a series of events that stemmed from him simply not pulling over for a traffic stop. When a deputy attempted the stop in the area of Palm Beach Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue around 2 p.m., Pullen and his partner in crime, Joshua White, took off.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying the driver or occupants of a silver or gray newer model 4-dr. vehicle with dark tinted windows that may be tied to a residential burglary in the area Quinn Street, Bonita Springs.
According to detectives, on June 23rd, a vehicle matching this description was in the driveway of a residence where a burglary occurred. A black male with a clean shaven face wearing a red and green horizontally stripped shirt was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time.
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.
Martha Helton has turned herself in to Lee County detectives and Montilongo has been arrested at his Lehigh Acres home.
Crime Stoppers thanks the public for their assistance.
From:Routte, Trish Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 7:59 AM Subject: UPDATE: Crime Stoppers press release: Daytime crooks caught on camera
April 11, 2014
As a result of several Crime Stoppers tips, the two suspects in Monday’s bold daytime home burglary in Lehigh have been identified as Martha Helton, DOB 3/5/84, of Labelle, and Vincent Montilongo, DOB 2/14/74 of Lehigh Acres.
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who were caught on surveillance cameras breaking into a Lehigh Acres home earlier this week.
According to detectives, two unknown men cased the home at 641 Glenquist Avenue South prior to breaking in shortly after noon on Monday, April 7. The men, obviously not realizing there were cameras capturing their every move, then smashed through a window at the back of the house, with the smaller of the two jumping through the window.