FORT MYERS, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is hoping to identify three women who allegedly stole a key to cabinets that house expensive electronics at Radio Shack stores.
Late Friday afternoon, three women entered the Radio Shack, located at 12640 S. Cleveland Ave. The store’s manager said one of the women had been in the store earlier in the day, and was suspected to have stolen a cordless telephone, however there was no proof if a theft actually took place. A few hours later, that same female, pictured in a pink shirt, came back to the store with two other women. While her two co-conspirators reportedly worked in concert to distract store employees, the female in pink went behind the store’s counter and removed a store key that is used to open all of the security cabinets in the store containing high end, expensive electronics. With the key in hand, the three quickly exited the store, and were long gone by the time employees realized the key had been stolen.
The females are believed to all be in their early to mid 20s.
Detectives believe the women have utilized the key in at least two area stores, and are working with other law enforcement officers to determine if the key has been used to commit thefts elsewhere.
Anyone with information on any or all of the three suspects are 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.