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Midnight marauder blamed for multiple car burglaries

on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:26

August 27, 2014

Midnight marauder blamed for multiple car burglaries

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown white male who broke into multiple cars in the overnight hours, leaving one vehicle with a smashed out window.

Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office say an unknown male broke into at least two cars in the area of Gasparilla Drive in Bonita Springs.  One homeowner, who had outdoor video surveillance cameras, was able to provide investigators with video of the man trying to break into their cars shortly after 2 a.m.

ID still sought for late night Walgreens robber

on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:37

August 25, 2014

ID still sought for late night Walgreens robber

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down a man who held up a Lee County Walgreens right at closing time last Sunday evening.

Detectives say two store employees were at the front door, attempting to secure the store, located at 17065 Pine Ridge Road, for the evening, around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 17th.  As they were doing so, an unidentified male, wearing a dark colored bandana to mask his face, stormed through the door and demanded cash.

Would-be thieves leave empty handed after botched burglary

on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:31

August 25, 2014

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.

Update # 1 Burglary suspect also steals getaway car

on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:27

August 20, 2014

**UPDATE #1**

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.

Burglary suspect also steals getaway car

on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:50

August 19, 2014

Burglary suspect also steals getaway car

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.

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.

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