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Crime Stopper tips lead to arrest in ScubaVice Computer Theft

June 1, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

On May 30, 2012, following extensive media coverage, multiple tips were received by SW Florida Crime Stoppers identifying the subjects in the surveillance photos. Detectives working the case prepared a photo lineup and the victim positively identified both of the subjects. Further investigation revealed John Joseph Curran (DOB: 03/23/1975) acted alone in the theft. He was located and arrested on May 31 and transported to the Lee County Jail.

An inmate photo and additional information is available by visiting the Sheriff's Office website at and clicking on the Arrest Search button on the home page.

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to the ScubaVice Diving Center, 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, for a report of a grand theft of a dive computer valued at $700.

An employee at the store told deputies he noticed an empty space on a display shelf so he began to review surveillance video. The video revealed that while a female customer distracted him, her male counterpart stole the dive computer and concealed it in his pants.

The stolen computer was a Suunto Cobra Dive Computer.



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