|Published:||Aug 15, 2012 4:07 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 15, 2012 4:07 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's helping putting a name to the face of a man who charged up several hundred dollars on a credit card stolen just hours earlier on Fort Myers Beach.
According to detectives, sometime in the late night/early morning hours of July 14/July 15th, someone burglarized two vehicles parked at a residence on Buccaneer Lagoon Lane on Fort Myers Beach. Shortly after midnight, charges started mounting at several 7-11 stores on the beach, beginning at 12:35 a.m. on July 15th, and culminating at 1:24 a.m., at a location a bit further down Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. The credit card holder wasn't aware that his car had been burglarized, and the credit card stolen, until he was alerted later that morning about suspicious charges made to the account in a very short amount of time. It was then discovered that both the victim and his wife's cars had been broken into, with nearly $1,400 in merchandise stolen - ranging from$500 Versace prescription sunglasses to cash, as well as a wallet with several credit cards, all of which were immediately cancelled.
Surveillance cameras at the 7-11 stores in which the charges were made captured images of the suspect, who appears to be a Hispanic male in his early to mid 20s. The individual making the charges also has a large tattoo of a cross on his right arm.
Anyone with information on the man in these photos 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 $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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