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UPDATE #2 - Crime Stoppers press release: Another sunglass thief targets local outlet mall

on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:16

October 10, 2014

**UPDATE #2**

As a result of a Crime Stoppers tip, Jennifer Passaro/Goldstein was taken into custody late this morning.  She has been booked into the Lee County Jail with a felony charge of grand theft, and is being held without bond.

“The successful conclusion to this case shows the tremendous partnerships that Crime Stoppers has with the media, who put her picture out there, and the good citizens of our community who so often do the right thing and call Crime Stoppers with their information,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.

Note:  Passaro’s newest booking photo

Update #1 Another sunglass thief target local outlet mall

on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:04

October 2, 2014

**UPDATE #1**

As a result of several anonymous Crime Stoppers tips, the woman who stole sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut at Tanger Outlets earlier this week has been positively identified as Jennifer Goldstein, who may be using the name Jennifer Passaro (DOB 2/17/82).  Goldstein/Passaro is a repeat offender in Lee County, with five previous arrests on a multitude of felony offenses.

Stolen credit card data used to load up on groceries

on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:04

October 1, 2014

Stolen credit card data used to load up on groceries

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who used stolen credit card information to purchase more than $300 in groceries from a North Fort Myers Winn Dixie store.

Detectives say an unknown white male went on a hearty food shopping trip on Monday, September 15th,  just before 4 p.m. at the Winn Dixie on 5690 Bayshore Road N., North Fort Myers.  In order to pay for the bags full of food, he used what appeared to be a legitimate credit or debit card.

Another sunglass thief targets local outlet mall

on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:58

September 30, 2014

Another sunglass thief targets local outlet mall

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who slyly snatched up several pairs of shades from the Sunglass Hut at Tanger Outlets Monday morning.

Detectives say the woman entered the store shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29.  Within just a few minutes, she can be seen on camera holding the sunglasses, which she slipped into her purse before leaving the store seemingly un-noticed.

Distractive duo dupes employee and swipes jewelry

on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:24

September 26, 2014

Distractive duo dupes employee and swipes jewelry

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down two women who worked in tandem to heist roughly $2,000 in jewelry from a Bonita Springs store recently.

Detectives say two black females, one believed to be in her 40s and one in her late teens or early 20s, entered the Flamingo Island Flea Market/Diamonds Forever jewelry store shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 13th.  One woman walked around the store, while the second suspect engaged the sales associate in

Quick moving thief takes TV's and runs

on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:26

September 24, 2014

Quick moving thief takes TV’s and runs

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown white male who boldly stole three television sets from the Lehigh Acres Wal Mart last week.

According to detectives, the man entered the store at 2523 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15th.  Surveillance cameras spotted him walking directly to the electronics section of the store, where he picked up three 40 inch flat screen television sets, and quickly ran out of the store with the TV’s in hand.

Thieves pinch Polos from Lee County store

on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:55

September 20, 2014

Thieves pinch Polos from Lee County store

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who helped themselves to more than $1,400 in stolen Polo shirts last weekend.

Detectives say surveillance cameras captured images of two Hispanic males entering the Polo store, located at 10901 Corkscrew Road, Estero, on Sunday, September 14th.  The first male entered the store, while waiting on the second male suspect, who arrived carrying two large orange Nike bags.

Thieves throw bricks and chairs in quest for clean water

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:43

September 15, 2014

Thieves throw bricks and chairs in quest for clean water

Southwest Floridais asking for the public’s help identifying two men who stole several hundred dollars in water filters, and went on the attack when loss prevention officers tried to stop them.

Deputies say the two black males went to the Wal Mart, located at 545 Pine Island Road, shortly after 4 p.m. on June 14th.  While in the general merchandise section, an employee spotted them loading up water filters, then placing them in store bags.

ID sought for early morning phone prowler

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:36

September 13, 2014

ID sought for early morning phone prowler

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown man who smashed through the front door of a Lehigh Acres Verizon store, stealing at least two iPhones within a matter of seconds.

Surveillance video captured images of the man using a blunt object to smash through the glass front door of the Verizon Store on Lee Boulevard at 3:08 a.m. on Friday, September 12th.  As soon as he gained entry into the store, he immediately grabbed a blue iPhone 5c and a gold iPhone 5s.

The thieves wear Prada

on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 21:05

September 6, 2014

The thieves wear Prada

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.

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