Published: Feb 06, 2013 5:01 PM EST
Updated: Feb 06, 2013 5:38 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Investigators say crooks broke into nearly a dozen cars in the same neighborhood, stealing everything the could including a donation box.

The crimes happened off Cartagena Avenue Monday night.

Victims say the thieves stole everything from cash to GPS units.

79-year old mary Martini says a donation box, containing money for cancer research raised by her grandson, was taken from her daughter's SUV.

"That is sad and I have a daughter that's got cancer, so that really hurts," said Martini.

Its unknown how much money was in the box. The donations were part of a fundraiser at River Hall Elementary School.

Many of the victims told investigators their car doors were unlocked at the time of the break-ins.