FORT MYERS, Fl --- The three men didn't go very far to commit their crimes. Deputies tell us they first tried to force their way into a home on Pineview Road, then stopped a man on Broadway for his wallet, finally ending their spree across the street on Williams Drive.
"He tried to call me, but not say my name, he said help me, help me."
Santos Rivera and her husband met the suspects face to face on April 17th, when they forced their way inside the couple's home on Williams Drive.
Rivera's husband tried to warn her in Spanish.
"Tried to tell me don't open the door," said Rivera.
The two men had a gun to her husband's head. They busted inside, their faces covered.
"People say give me the money, give me the money. and then I say I don't have the money," said Rivera.
The suspects eventually ran away, warned by a third man waiting outside, who said, "let's go guys, you waited too long."
Rivera's home wasn't the first house the men hit.
Just a block up on Pine View Road, the trio tried to force their way into a different house before grabbing Rivera.
The homeowner's wife says a man waving a gun ran out from the bushes while her husband was outside, demanding the couple let him in.
Thankfully, they were able to lock their door before he got inside, but say they heard gunshots.
A man walking nearby at the time was also stopped by the men, who tried to take his wallet.
The suspects are described as thin, in their early to mid 20's.
Anyone with information on the suspects, as well as their whereabouts, is 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.