Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two unknown suspects who broke into at least six cars Saturday night, and stole two cars, as well.
In the overnight hours of Saturday, December 1st, unknown suspects burglarized a minimum of six cars in the Colonial Walk gated community. Each one of the cars targeted were left unlocked, with a list of personal items stolen. In addition to the break-ins, two cars were stolen outright after spare keys were left inside the unlocked vehicles. Neither of the two stolen cars have been located at this time.
“Criminals are constantly looking for easy prey, and unlocked vehicles are a prime target,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “Residents may feel that because they live in a gated community that they are immune to crime and may let their guard down. No matter where you live, you should always take precautions and take the quick step of locking your car doors every night and every time.”
Security cameras from one of the victims captured images of two suspects rummaging through a car. Anyone with information on the identities and whereabouts of any suspect 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 $3,000. Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.