FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested a 14-year-old and 15-year-old after community tips identified them as suspects in a crime.
On Saturday, at 11:14 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to an attempted burglary at Shoot Straight located at 2418 Colonial Boulevard. An activated alarm system alerted police to the crime in progress. However, upon police arrival the suspects had already fled the scene.
Surveillance video shows two male suspects using a baseball bat in an effort to gain entry to the business. When that didn’t work, they climbed on the roof, which triggered the alarm and scared them off.
The two suspects then went to Bahama Pools located at 1941 Courtney Drive where broke into the business and took property from inside. They were again recorded on surveillance video.
On Wednesday, the video was released to the media and almost immediately FMPD received text-message tips identifying the suspects. Further investigation led to the arrests of the juvenile suspects.
Police arrested the 14-year-old for burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. The 15-year-old suspect was arrested for burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief and violation of probation.