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Early morning beer run could lead to arrest

on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 14:24

January 31, 2013

Early morning beer run could lead to arrest

All he wanted was two 18 packs of beer, but one man’s early morning craving for some cold brew could land him in jail.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who went to the Circle K at 9951 Orange River Boulevard in Fort Myers just before 6 a.m. on January 12th.  Upon entering the store, the unknown male looked around for a few seconds, then grabbed two 18 packs of Budweiser beer and fled the store, taking off in a white Crown Victoria – with a getaway driver ready to whisk him away. 

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Thief rips rare coin from 80 year old retiree

on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 16:06

January 24, 2013

Thief rips rare coin from 80 year old retiree

A rare Spanish coin, over several hundred years old, is brutally snatched from the neck of a Cape senior citizen, and now Crime Stoppers is hoping the suspect can be found, along with the one-of-a-kind work of art.

According to Cape Coral Police, on Saturday, January 12, around 12:30 p.m., the senior citizen was sitting in his convertible car near the 4500 block of Del Prado Boulevard, when a white male in his 30s approached him and asked what time it was.

Sanibel struck with string of burglaries, offers increased reward for information

on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 19:05

January 14, 2013

Sanibel struck with string of burglaries, offers increased reward for information

In less than two months, 15 beach front properties on Sanibel Island have been hit by thieves, stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and jewelry.  Now, in response to these repeated crimes, the Sanibel Police Department is offering $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.  That extra reward money is on top of the cash Crime Stoppers would offer for one or more arrests in the continuing crimes.

The burglaries started to occur around

Lehigh Drive By Shooting

on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 20:53

2012 has been a year wrought with violent crimes, and innocent lives have been either caught in, or near, the crossfire far too many times. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story on one recent incident, and how your information can help stop the violence. 

Car owners making life easy for San Carlos criminals

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:12

December 6, 2012

 

Local burglars have had an easier time at their trade in the last month, as a result of local residents being lax about locking up their cars at night.

In the last month alone, 11 vehicles have been broken into in a relatively small patch of south Lee County.  And of those burglaries, 91 percent have been on cars that were left in a driveway unlocked, and with more than $6,700 in valuables taken.