Surveillance photo via Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers

Woman sought in Fort Myers steak heist

FORT MYERS, Fla. A woman is accused of stealing more than $1,000 worth of meat from a grocery store, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers said.

The first of four thefts happened shortly after 7 p.m. on May 3 at the Winn-Dixie on the 14000 block of Palm Beach Boulevard, officials said.

The suspect loaded up a grocery cart with 10 to 14 packages of meat, valued at $60 each, slipped the meat into grocery bags and walked out of the store unnoticed, officials said. This happened three more times during evening hours over the next week.

The suspect, who remains at large, was described as between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall, officials said. The woman is thin and has dark tattoos on her upper arms and back.

Witnesses have seen her heading to a nearby bus stop where someone picked her up, Crime Stoppers said.

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip through the P3Tips mobile app, online or by calling 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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