FORT MYERS, Fla.- Monday's burglary went down while Claire Remo was asleep. She has Alzheimer's and is deaf and blind. Her great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Roth, discovered the home on Mcgregor Avenue near Winkler Avenue ransacked and robbed.
"I broke down and started crying," said Roth.
Lee County Sheriff's Deputies said the thieves stole $60,000 worth of jewelry and rare coins, and stuffed them in a pillowcase. During season and spring break, LCSO said "pillowcase burglaries" are becoming more common.
"It is a group from Miami or the East Coast and they travel up the 1-75 corridor and they do home burglaries around the corridor so they have quick access to 1-75 to go back home," said Stacey Payne.
"I know it is a rough time for a lot of people but I wish they wouldn't just come in and do this kind of stuff," said Roth.