LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for multiple "smash and grab" style burglaries committed over the past few months in Lee County.
On Sunday, July 25, 2010, at approximately 4:27 A.M., Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Bike Route Inc., located at 8595 College Parkway, Fort Myers, in reference to a business burglary. When deputies arrived on scene, they saw that an unknown suspect smashed a front glass door, entered the business and removed a cash register.
On Monday, August 9, 2010, deputies responded to the UPS Pack and Send store, also located at 8595 College Parkway, Suite 350, Fort Myers, in reference to another business burglary. Upon observing the crime scene, investigators noted that a front glass door had again been smashed and the cash register had been taken from the business.
Burglaries and attempted burglaries following this method of breaking and entering occurred on September 2, 2010 at the European Bakery (12901 McGregor Boulevard), September 10, 2010 at La Te Da Salon (9403 Cypress Lake Drive) and October 3, 2010 at the Pack and Ship (12901 McGregor Boulevard). In each case, the suspect attempts to smash his way into the business through a front glass door. Once inside, he goes directly for the cash register, ignoring any other property inside the business.
The suspect is described as a white male, late 20s - early 30s, 5'9" - 5'10", 180 - 200lbs. Anyone with information regarding his identity are asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org.