Rooftop raider given enhanced bond, considered flight risk
An arrest has been made of an accused rooftop burglar, who has now gone after at least 17 businesses, leaving a trail of damage.
The suspect, Jesus Collazo, is accused of making his move through the ceiling, causing a big mess for store owners.
On Saturday morning, Collazo had his first appearance and an enhanced bond was set on all charges totalling to $129,000 cash or assurity.
He was ordered an enhanced bond because he is considered a flight risk and habitual offender, according to the judge.
He was also ordered to no contact with any of the businesses he broke into.
Just a few days ago, the Athenian restaurant, along with other businesses in Southwest Florida were picking up the pieces after a burglar broke into the restaurant.
So far, small restaurants and businesses throughout Lee County have been the targets.
Crime Stoppers say the suspect seemed to use the same technique every time, by going through the roofs of businesses, making his way through AC vents and going immediately to the cash register.
We spoke with business owners about how this affected them.
“When you work hard and see some people who never work, and they go out and destroy other people’s, it makes you upset,” said owner of Athenian, Chris Tsovolos.
So far LCSO has only confirmed an arrest has been made.