LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying thieves who burglarized a home less than two minutes after the victim left to bring her daughter to summer camp.
According to detectives, the victim left her Griffin Boulevard home at 9:02 a.m. on Friday, to bring her daughter to camp. Two minutes later, the suspect’s vehicle could be seen on camera pulling into the driveway. The suspects remained there for approximately 15 minutes, during which time they used a grill utensil to smash through a lanai window and gain entry to the home.
Once the window was broken, one person climbed through, then opened up the sliding glass door for a second suspect. They took nearly $7,000 worth of iPads, television sets, a digital camera, laptop and various jewelry. The suspect’s car could be seen leaving the home at 9:19 a.m., with the victim arriving back home at 9:31 a.m., only to find her home ransacked and burglarized.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as an older model Honda Accord or Civic, with no tinted windows, four doors and red or maroon in color.
Anyone with information on the burglars, or who may have seen the suspect’s vehicle, 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.