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ID sought for man on shopping spree from stolen credit card from Beach

August 16, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's helping

putting a name to the face of a man who charged up several hundred

dollars on a credit card stolen just hours earlier on Fort Myers Beach.

Article Photos

Two surveillance photos of the man who made the charges on the stolen credit cards are attached to this release.

According to detectives, sometime in the late night/early morning hours

of July 14/July 15th, someone burglarized two vehicles parked at a

residence on Buccaneer Lagoon Lane on Fort Myers Beach. Shortly after

midnight, charges started mounting at several 7-11 stores on the beach,

beginning at 12:35 a.m. on July 15, and culminating at 1:24 a.m., at a

location a bit further down Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. The

credit card holder wasn't aware that his car had been burglarized, and

the credit card stolen, until he was alerted later that morning about

suspicious charges made to the account in a very short amount of time.

It was then discovered that both the victim and his wife's cars had been

broken into, with nearly $1,400 in merchandise stolen - ranging from

$500 Versace prescription sunglasses to cash, as well as a wallet with

several credit cards, all of which were immediately canceled.

Surveillance cameras at the 7-11 stores in which the charges were made

captured images of the suspect, who appears to be a Hispanic male in his

early to mid 20s. The individual making the charges also has a large

tattoo of a cross on his right arm.

Anyone with information on the man in these photos 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 $1,000. Tips may

also be made online at

or by texting a tip to CRIMES

(274637) Keyword: REWARD.



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