February 13, 2017 

Vandals leave their mark on more than two dozen cars in Lehigh

 Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a criminal couple who spray painted more than 30 cars in two Lehigh neighborhoods over the weekend.

The first series of cars, and garage doors, were damaged in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 11th in the 5000-5300 blocks of 3rd Street West and Kenneth Avenue North.  Surveillance cameras on one home captured images of a male and female suspect lurking around a vehicle, spray painting various vulgarities and phrases on the car, before moving along to the next driveway.  Some of the more commonly used graffiti were the words “Cheater” and “Liar” as well as the letter X.  The next morning, another string of vehicles in the 1000-1100 block of Alaska Avenue were damaged in the same fashion.  In total, 31 cars and four garage doors were damaged over the course of the two day weekend.

 Detectives say the suspect’s vehicle, which appears to be a small dark sedan, may have orange spray paint residue on the passenger side of the car.

Anyone with information on the identity of the two suspects 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 up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip through the P3Tips app.

Note:  Two still photographs of the suspects are attached to this release, as well as a map of the neighborhoods targeted.  We are working to provide surveillance video, however it is not available at this time.