At least 9 Fort Myers auto shops burglarized between May and June
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Nine auto dealerships and repair shops have been targeted in the West District of the City of Fort Myers between May 1 and June 1, according to police. More than 20 vehicles were burglarized and two cars were stolen.
Several businesses along Fowler Street and Cleveland Avenue have reported stolen cars and burglaries, like RNS Automotive, which was hit on May 21. NBC2 previously covered the crime, in which the Fort Myers Police Department released to surveillance video of a suspect with a “unique walk.”
Police said they believe the flailing suspect is responsible for a string of burglaries along Fowler Street and further described him as white, tall and slender.
The most recent burglaries recorded occurred on June 1 at Auto Air & Electric of Lee County. The culprit hit seven cars in one shot, according to FMPD.
FMPD released a map on Thursday to show where each crime has happened within past month.
Police have received tips, but they have not been able to identify the suspect[s] yet.
FMPD spokeperson Kristin Capuzzi said she hopes these crimes remind citizens and business owners to lock up their vehicles and valuables.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the FMPD or SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.
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