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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.

Thieves scout victim's routine, make off with thousands in eletronics

on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:54

July 16, 2014

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.

Shady suspects walk off with stolen sunglasses

on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:36

July 2, 2014

Shady suspects walk off with stolen sunglasses

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two unknown suspects who employed slick tactics to steal six pairs of sunglasses from an Estero store.

According to detectives, the clerk at the Sunglass Hut at Miromar Outlets was working with two customers when a black male and female entered the store on June 26th around 4 p.m.

ID's sought for duo suspected of slipping away with stolen sunglasses

on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:25

June 25, 2014

ID’s sought for duo suspected of slipping away with stolen sunglasses

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects who detectives believe heisted several pairs of expensive sunglasses from at least one Lee County business.

According to detectives, the two unknown suspects entered the Sunglass Hut at Miramar Outlet in Estero earlier this month.  After perusing the store for several minutes, the couple is suspected of slyly slipping several pairs of expensive sunglasses into a bag before leaving the store undetected.

High tech camera thieves caught on camera

on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 16:41

June 20, 2014

High tech camera thieves caught on camera

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying three young men caught in the act of stealing several expensive cameras from a North Fort Myers business earlier this month.

According to detectives, the unidentified suspects forced entry into Revolution Cable Park, located at 17590 East Street, shortly before 10 p.m. on June 9th.  Once inside the business, the suspects removed several items, including two “GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition” cameras.

ID needed for sneaky thief who swiped safe drop

on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:19

June 16, 2014

ID needed for sneaky thief who swiped safe drop

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown black male who swiped a store’s cash drop while the clerk was momentarily distracted.

According to detectives, a clerk at the Handy Gas Station, located at 3205 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, was preparing to make four money drops into the store’s safe around 1:30 p.m. on April 2nd.  When the suspect asked for her assistance in picking out lottery tickets, she placed the bags filled with several hundred dollars of cash under the counter until she

Female Felons Caught on Camera

on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:59

June 5, 2014

Female felons caught on camera

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two young women who broke into a van in Southeast Cape Coral early Monday morning.

According to detectives, surveillance cameras captured images of the two suspects walking up to two cars parked at a SE 8th Street home at 1:53 a.m. on June 2nd.  After trying to gain access to one car, which was locked, the women turned their efforts to a second car in the driveway, which was unlocked.

Imposter employee heists high dollar tools

on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:47

May 20, 2014

Imposter employee heists high dollar tools

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who broke into a local business, then left roughly a half hour later with more than $4,400 in tools loaded up in a white Kia Soul.

According to detectives, the suspect drove past Currier Roofing, 5802 Corporation Circle, Fort Myers, around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10th.  After casing the business for a few minutes, he drove to the back of the building, leaving his car in the middle of the parking lot.

ID Sought for Quick Acting Early Morning Thief

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:06

April 25, 2014

ID sought for quick acting early morning thief

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown black male who skillfully broke into a Lehigh Acres business earlier this week.

According to detectives, the security alarm at Lehigh Auto, located at 5507 8th Street W. in Lehigh Acres was triggered shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday, April 21st.  When the owner arrived shortly thereafter, he discovered that the front window to the business had been pried off, and a 52” Samsung plasma television stolen.

Crafty Crook Cashing "Washed" Checks

on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:51

April 9, 2014

Crafty crook cashing “washed” checks

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who’s been stealing checks out of mailboxes, then “washing” off the information and cashing them for his own personal gain.

The unknown male has been caught cashing several fraudulent checks at multiple banks in Collier County over the last few months.  The checks were all stolen after being placed in mailboxes, then clearly removed by the suspect or an accomplice.  The checks were then washed or altered, with payee names and dollar amounts changed.

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