SWFL Crime Stoppers seeks suspect in connection to vehicle thefts

A suspect broke a window at a car sales business, snatched all of the keys inside, then took off with two vehicles.

Valerie Aliaga said she is still in disbelief watching an intruder walk through her North Fort Myers car dealership, Paparazzi Motors, and steal from her family’s business.

”You know, I work hard for what I have and for somebody just to come in and break in and take what they wanted,” Valerie Aliaga said. “You know it’s just not right.”

Surveillance video shows a man grabbing multiple keys off the wall before stealing two vehicles from the car lot. Aliaga said she saw the shattered window before realizing someone burglarized the business.

The suspect drove off with a Dodge Grand Caravan. While that car is still missing, the other vehicle has been recovered outside a convenience store in Fort Myers.

The convenient store owner said a man parked the car and just ran off. Now, the suspect is still out there.

Aliaga is hoping the suspect’s tattoo on both of his forearms will lead to his identification.

”He has to pay for his crime and the traumatic experience he put me through,” Aliaga said. ”He’s going to deserve what he gets and hopefully, the law gets him.”


If you can ID the suspect and want to report what you know anonymously, contact SWFL Crime Stoppers on its website, over the phone at 1-800-780-TIPS or on its P3Tips mobile app.

Reporter:Gina Tomlinson
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