LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a stealthy man who broke into an east Fort Myers home recently, but unknowingly was caught on camera the entire time.
According to deputies, the unidentified thief initially tried to make entry into the home on Louella Drive during the mid-day hours of June 22. After reaching an initial stumbling block of a locked sliding glass door which he could be seen peering through, he proceeded to push a window air conditioning unit into the residence, and gain entry through a window. Once inside, the thief casually took his time, strolling through the living room, and ultimately stealing a flat screen TV, DVD player and a laptop computer. The suspect also tried to pry his way into a gun safe located in the master bedroom, however was unsuccessful in that particular effort.
Cameras then caught the thief unlocking the door he initially tried to break in through, toting a bag of stolen goods with him. But before he leaves the property, the suspect could then be seen rifling through a van parked in the backyard, to see if there was anything else he wanted to steal. After coming up empty handed, he fled the area on foot.
Anyone with information on the unidentified thief is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
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