Published: Apr 25, 2014 10:57 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 29, 2014 3:59 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers and private individuals have teamed up to offer a reward of $26,000 for the apprehension of the suspects involved in the Collier County home invasions.

Of that $26,000, $25,000 has been allocated from private individuals, who wish to remain anonymous, and the other $1,000 is from Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

“As the days and weeks go by without an arrest, community members are bonding together to do whatever they can to help law enforcement apprehend these extremely violent criminals who are committing heinous acts,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “The task force assigned to these robberies is working relentlessly day and night, investigating every single lead that comes in. We strongly encourage the community to report any suspicious activity or share any information they may have on these crimes so that the residents of Collier County can rest easy once again.”

Anyone with information on the robbers 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 $26,000 for information leading to arrests. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.