A 31-year-old father in the wrong place at the wrong time is murdered in cold blood – and still, years later, his family is searching for answers. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has more details on a mother’s loss – and her relentless dedication to finding her son’s killer.
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a distractive duo who pretended to be authentic shoppers, then ran out of a local store with roughly $1,500 in Prada sunglasses.
An employee at the Sunglass Hut at the Coconut Point mall, located at 23111 Fashion Drive, Estero, said that an unknown black male and female entered the store around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 18th. While the two browsed through the selection of shades, the clerk had her back turned momentarily.
Thief steals, then pawns glasses three days after getting out of jail
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a repeat offender who just got out of the Lee County Jail after three and a half months of incarceration, and already she’s wanted once again – this time for stealing more than $1,800 in sunglasses.
Detectives say that on August 23rd, Demetria Gray, DOB 6/6/86, went to the Sunglass Hut, located at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers, and heisted 13 pairs of Ray Ban sunglasses, valued at $1,824. Two days later, she went to Larrys Pawn Shop
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying at least one man who broke into a Lehigh Acres home while the residents were out of town on vacation.
According to detectives, a home on 7th Street W. in Lehigh was vacant for a short time, however a family member was keeping an eye on things while the homeowners were away. Upon checking the residence on August 3rd, a woman found her sister’s front door open and back door unlocked. Both had been secured the last time she checked on the home.
Well versed thieves heist half a million in sunglasses
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a highly skilled trio who broke into a Coconut Point store late Monday night, stealing a half million dollars worth of sunglasses.
According to deputies, three unknown suspects entered the Solstice store, located at 23161 Fashion Drive, Unit 102, in Estero shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1. Once inside, the thieves had the knowledge to quickly disable the alarm system and scoop up more than $500,000 in sunglasses before leaving the store.
Working in collaboration with members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County detectives were able to take William Hammond into custody early this morning, shortly after 4 a.m.
Hammondwas tracked down at a Charlotte County motel, where he had driven a stolen vehicle to. He is currently undergoing medical evaluation and upon being cleared by medical staff will be charged with a long list of criminal charges, including grand theft, dealing in stolen property, providing false information to a pawn broker and grand theft auto.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two unknown men who used credit cards stolen from a car parked at a South Fort Myers home in late July.
The victim told detectives that she parked her car at her home on Scarlette Oak Ave. after work on Tuesday, July 29. When she left for work the following morning, at 7 a.m., she realized that the wallet she left in the vehicle’s center console, as well as a bracelet, had been taken.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a Lee County man who pawned off thousands of dollars worth of stolen jewelry for just a fraction of its actual value.
Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office allege William Hammond III (DOB 3/20/82) stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry from a Parker Drive home two weeks ago. It was later discovered that all of the stolen rings and necklaces were brought to Gulfcoast Jewelry and Loan, located at 12123 S.
Thief swipes wallet during night time McDonalds run
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who seized a perfect crime of opportunity and swiped a forgotten wallet left at a south Fort Myers fast food restaurant.
Detectives say the suspect was at the McDonalds inside the Wal Mart, located at 14821 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 10th. When the customer in front of her inadvertently left her wallet on the counter, the suspect slid the wallet into her own purse and left the area.