Crime plagues Lee County neighborhood
FOX 4 Staff
FORT MYERS, Fla. - One Lee County neighborhood is being targeted by thieves. More than 80 burglaries have taken place along the McGregor Boulevard corridor over the last three months.
The area spans from Whiskey Creek to College Parkway with the criminals targeting homes and vehicles.
In each instance, either a car or home was broken into, with thousands of dollars worth of cash, electronics and wallets stolen. In one of the most recent break-ins, surveillance cameras perched outside a residence on St. Andrews Circle caught a young white male, between the ages of 16 and 18, entering a vehicle during the evening of August 17th. Once inside the truck, video captured images of the suspect rifling through the center console, counting and swiping $460 in cash, as well as a debit card.
Detectives believe there is a group of young men committing most of these crimes, and that most – if not all – of the recent 84 burglaries are related.
Anyone with information on these crimes, or the identity and whereabouts of the young man pictured in the attached surveillance video, 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.