Published: Sep 16, 2010 6:57 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 16, 2010 3:57 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying and tracking down a man who detectives believe stole several hundred dollars worth of sunglasses from a Fort Myers store late last month.

Witnesses say a man in his early 20s came into the Florida Eye Health office at 12731 New Brittany Blvd. around 11:30 a.m. on August 25th. Employees said the man was acting suspiciously while he checked out their supply of sunglasses. He asked to use their restroom, then left the store a few minutes later. Cautious employees watched the man in the parking lot, observing him hanging around a white truck for several minutes.

The man then re-entered the business, and went into the restroom a second time. At that point, an employee noticed that two pairs of sunglasses, valued at more than $200 each, were missing from the display where the suspect had previously been standing in front of. When questioned about the missing shades, the man denied any involvement, then bolted out the door. He was last seen running towards College Parkway.

The suspected sunglass thief is a white male, 5'3" to 5'5", with short blonde hair and tattoos on both arms. Security cameras captured images of the suspect. Anyone with information on the identity of this man, and his current whereabouts, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for up to $1,000 in cash rewards. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org.