Keven Robert Vogenberger. Photo via CCPD

Serial pet store thief arrested in Cape Coral

A Cape Coral man was arrested after being caught on camera stealing lights and rodents from a pet store, on multiple occasions.

According to Cape Coral Police, Keven Robert Vogenberger, 45, was arrested after the manager of a pet store alerted police that he witnessed Vogenberger exchanging old lights for new ones, as well as taking multiple feeder mice without paying the full amount.

The manager said he noticed inventory missing and discarded light bulbs being left inside casings for new bulbs. The manager installed cameras to survey what was going on inside the store.

The security footage showed Vogenberger come into the store on multiple occasions with burnt out reptile heating light bulbs and replaced them with new bulbs from the store display shelf. Vogenberger would then hide the new bulbs and leave the store without paying.  Vogenberger was also shown taking numerous amounts of feeder rats or mice and would walk out of the store without paying.

Vogenberger is also shown removing burnt lightbulbs from his pocket and replacing them with new ones that he took from the shelf.  Vogenberger would then place the new light bulb into his pocket and discarded the old one somewhere inside of the feeder animal section.

On March 4, 2019, Vogenberger came to the Cape Coral Police Department and turned himself in to Detective Costa for the Grand Theft charge.

Vogenberger was later transferred to Lee County Jail.

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