Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's helping
putting a name to the face of a man who charged up several hundred
dollars on a credit card stolen just hours earlier on Fort Myers Beach.
Two surveillance photos of the man who made the charges on the stolen credit cards are attached to this release.
According to detectives, sometime in the late night/early morning hours
of July 14/July 15th, someone burglarized two vehicles parked at a
residence on Buccaneer Lagoon Lane on Fort Myers Beach. Shortly after
midnight, charges started mounting at several 7-11 stores on the beach,
beginning at 12:35 a.m. on July 15, and culminating at 1:24 a.m., at a
location a bit further down Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. The
credit card holder wasn't aware that his car had been burglarized, and
the credit card stolen, until he was alerted later that morning about
suspicious charges made to the account in a very short amount of time.
It was then discovered that both the victim and his wife's cars had been
broken into, with nearly $1,400 in merchandise stolen - ranging from
$500 Versace prescription sunglasses to cash, as well as a wallet with
several credit cards, all of which were immediately canceled.
Surveillance cameras at the 7-11 stores in which the charges were made
captured images of the suspect, who appears to be a Hispanic male in his
early to mid 20s. The individual making the charges also has a large
tattoo of a cross on his right arm.
Anyone with information on the man in these photos is asked to call
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain
anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of $1,000. Tips may
also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org
or by texting a tip to CRIMES
(274637) Keyword: REWARD.