August 7, 2018

Suspect sought after trying to use stolen credit cards

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown suspect who tried to use credit cards stolen from a Lehigh Acres resident.

The victim arrived at her Bainmar Drive home around 9 p.m. on July 25th, and inadvertently left her purse on the drivers side floor of her unlocked car.  Within a few hours, someone broke into the car and removed her wallet, which contained $150 in cash, credit cards and personal identification.  Just a few hours later, an unknown suspect attempted to use the victim’s cards at an ATM located at the Crossroads Plaza Wells Fargo bank.  After several failed attempts to gain access to the victim’s funds, the bank locked the account and the suspect left with only the items stolen from the car.

Cameras on the ATM captured images of the suspect and now Crime Stoppers is hoping someone will be able to place a name with the photos.  Anyone with information on the name and current whereabouts of the male 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.