Estero hotels targeted in more than 80 Christmas break-ins

ESTERO, Fla. – More than 80 break-ins and one car theft were reported from hotels on Christmas to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, according to incident reports.

The 83 break-ins resulted in 75 burglaries at the Embassy Suites and the Hampton Inn & Suites just off Interstate-75 at Corkscrew road, reports show. At least five people at the Courtyard at Estero also reported break-ins, deputies said.

No arrests have been made, but calls about the burglaries began at 5:38 a.m. and continued through 4:14 p.m., deputies said. A car was stolen just before 8 p.m., LCSO said. Detectives may have leads for the crimes, the Fort Myers Police Department said.

At least eight officers responded to the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1422. To remain anonymous, please 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 or by submitting a tip on the app.

Reporter:Taylor Bisacky