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24 May 2013

Nonchalant Thief Takes Advantage of Unlocked Car

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On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Hendry Street in reference to a past occurred vehicle burglary. Upon arrival police learned that the owner of a white Hyundai had left his car doors unlocked overnight. At 2:48 a.m. surveillance video from a nearby business shows the suspect, while talking on the phone, walk up to the car and lean on it as if it were his own. He casually opens the driver-side door and sits inside. After a few minutes, he checks out the backseat and then walks away from the car carrying items he stole from the owner. You can see in the video unsuspecting people and a taxi driver goes by while the crime is taking place.

FMPD reminds citizens to lock your doors and secure what’s yours; Take the keys, don’t leave valuables in plain sight and always report suspicious activity. Don’t make it easy for criminals. Anyone with information about the burglary or any other crime is asked to call FMPD at 321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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Contact Fort Myers Police

Office: (239) 321-7700
Emergency: 911

Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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