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Beach Burglars find prime targets

June 20, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, burglars entered two condominiums on Fort Myers Beach through unlocked sliding glass doors, according to a report from the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The first incident occurred during the late morning hours at the Estero Beach Club Condominiums located at 2580 Estero Boulevard. The suspect(s) entered a first floor unit and stole cash. A suspicious person had been seen in the area and was described as a white male, 5'10"- 6' tall, 175 lbs, dark slicked back hair, gray shirt and dark shorts.

The second incident occurred at the Kahlua Beach Club located at 4950 Estero Boulevard between 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. In this incident, the suspect(s) entered a first floor unit and stole cash and jewelry including a men's "Tag" wristwatch. Two suspicious men were seen in the area. The first was described as a white male in his mid-thirties with short hair who was seen sitting in the pool area of the condo for several hours. The second was described as a white male in his early 20s with brown or blonde hair that had been seen standing by the elevator.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office would like to remind residents and visitors to always secure your homes, rooms and vehicles. Taking the time to lock doors and windows and moving valuables out of plain sight reduces your chances of becoming a victim. The criminal opportunist is often deterred by citizens who take these simple crime prevention steps. Also, don't hesitate to report suspicious activity to law enforcement. You can reach the Sheriff's Office at 477-1000 or, for a potential crime in progress, dial 9-1-1.

Call the Sheriff's Office if you know the identity of the beach thieves or have more information on these or other felony crimes. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward phone, write or text Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477); online at; or, text to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.



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