September 22, 2017
Suspect sought after trying to pawn stolen property
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who tried to pawn more than $1,000 in stolen goods, and is accused of stealing a car from a Lee County home.
On August 30, the victim was contacted by law enforcement to advise her that someone had pawned items which were believed to belong to her. Since the victim was out of state, she asked a neighbor, who had a key to her home, to check the house out. Upon his arrival, the neighbor found the victim’s car missing, and the house ransacked, with numerous items, including a flat screen television, entertainment center and surround sound system missing. Also taken from the home was the victim’s 2012 white Fiat.
Detectives are now looking to speak with the man who they believe attempted to pawn some of the stolen items at a Cape Coral pawn shop.
Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the 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 $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.
Note: A photo of the suspect, the tattoos on his leg, as well as the stolen car, are attached to this release. There is also a video clip of the suspect (who is wearing a black shirt and a ball cap) at the counter of a local pawn shop trying to make an alleged fraudulent transaction.