Authorities recover items stolen from elderly robbery victim

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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A senior citizen who was beaten and robbed is getting back some of his stolen items.

Last week, Myles Cope and Courtney Collins were arrested for the beating and robbery of a North Fort Myers 72-year-old.

Detectives have been able to recover more than 100 items stolen from the victim.

Detectives from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s, in cooperation with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, have spent the last week following the paths of the two suspects.

So far, authorities say they’ve recovered the majority of valuables stolen from the victim during the attack.

Still missing are several weapons, including a .22 gauge rifle, a Winchester 30-30 carbine lever action, a 16 gauge 6 shot revolver and a silver men’s Citizen Echo watch.

“Although the victim is still recovering from the physical injuries and the mental trauma inflicted upon him by these two suspects, there is some solace in knowing that many of his valuables have been returned to him,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.

The victim was hospitalized after the attack for serious injuries, but has since been released and is recovering. Both Cope and Collins remain in custody in the Lee County Jail.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing stolen items 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. Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

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