Published: Jul 08, 2013 2:53 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 08, 2013 4:35 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Authorities are searching for the suspect who was caught on camera stealing a little boy's Play Station Vista gaming device while at CiCi's Pizza.

On Wednesday, June 26th, the victim and his mother were having lunch at CiCi’s Pizza, located at 9131 College Parkway. While the victim’s mom was paying for the meal, the young boy stood near a pinball machine, and put his Play Station Vista gaming device on top. The boy stepped away from the pinball machine for just a few minutes, when he realized he didn’t have his game. When he went back to the pinball machine, his game was gone. At that point, the restaurant’s management was informed. Video surveillance showed a Hispanic male, between 25-30 years old, wearing a striped shirt, who scooped the $300 gaming device up with a towel to disguise it, then simply walked out the door.

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is hoping that someone will recognize the man in the striped shirt, to help justice get served, and ideally, to get the new game back to the young victim.

Anyone with information on the identity of the thief is asked to contact 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 or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.