4 arrested in string of Buckingham burglaries

Philip Harris, 18, of Lehigh Acres, Dustin Day, 18, of Alva, and Jason Carman, 34, of Fort Myers. (Photos via Lee County Sheriff's Office)

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. Four people were arrested in connection with stealing items from multiple homes and cars in Buckingham, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

The burglaries happened Thursday in the Remington Oaks and River Hall communities where the suspects were accused of breaking into multiple vehicles and stealing garage door openers, lawn equipment, fishing poles, electronics, wallets, purses, and ATV’s, according to the sheriff’s office. The suspects were also accused of taking items from garages after opening the garage doors, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspects allegedly later used the credit cards at several places including a Sunoco gas station, McDonald’s and 7-Eleven, according to reported fraudulent charges and surveillance video from the establishments.

Philip Harris, 18, of Lehigh Acres, is facing multiple charges of burglary, larceny and fraud, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report. His bond is set at $108,000.

Dustin Day, 18, of Alva, is facing multiple charges of burglary, larceny and fraud, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report. His bond is set at $112,500.

Jason Carman, 34, of Fort Myers, is facing charges of larceny, destroying evidence, property crimes, and stealing property and trying to sell it, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report. Bond has not been set.

A 15-year-old boy was also arrested in the thefts, but the charges he faces are unclear.

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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