CAPE CORAL, Fla.- An anonymous tip led to the arrest of John J. Cruz, 36, of Cape Coral for two counts of grand theft.
On Friday, Cape Coral Police released surveillance photos from two separate thefts from the Super Target located on Pine Island Road. Police were asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the unknown suspect shown in the security photos.
On Saturday, an anonymous citizen called in and provided the identity of the suspect, Cruz. Recent arrest photos of Cruz showed tattoos matching the ones on the suspect in the security photos. A witness from the store also identified Cruz as the suspect who stole merchandise from the Target when shown a photo line-up.
Cruz was located at his home on Saturday evening and arrested for the crimes.
“The Cape Coral Police Department is grateful for the information provided by the public to solve this crime. We have cultivated a strong public trust, where citizens know that if they get involved and help us, their information won’t be disregarded,” said Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.