April 30, 2018

Car burglars target Stoneybrook subdivision

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two young men believed to be involved with a string of car burglaries in the Stoneybrook community of Lee County over the last two weeks.  One of the victims home surveillance system captured images of the young men going from car to car in an attempt to gain access.  Locked cars were quickly dismissed, while unlocked cars provided opportunities for the suspects to steal cash and electronics.  In a similar car burglary last week, in that same community, a gun was stolen from one of the unlocked cars.

“Car burglaries are crimes of opportunity and drivers make it very easy for the bad guys to commit these crimes when they leave their doors unlocked,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “No matter how safe we think our neighborhoods are, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and ensure that all valuables are brought into the house at the end of the day and that all car doors are locked and secure.”

Anyone with information on the suspects involved in these car burglaries 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 on the P3tips mobile app.

Note:  The video link for the surveillance video of the suspects is provided below.