Construction site thief caught on cam in Englewood

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Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

A thief hits a construction site in Charlotte County. He was caught on cam walking around stealing goods, helping himself to whatever he wants.

Construction sites may seem like easy targets, but contractors want to send a warning to crooks.

They’re watching.

Patrick Vasquez, a GFA International construction site manager who oversees a different job site on Jones Loop road says it’s not acceptable, “If people have an intent to do something, they’re going to do it no matter what.”

Check out this Ring video from Englewood. This man walking through the job site and steals two Paslode framing spike guns.

“It’s not only alarming it’s infuriating,” Vasquez said. “But, as you can see we’re working you know, if some stole something it not only falls upon us, but it can also fall upon a small company to replace something.”

He says on most construction jobs, equipment on site easily totals $50 thousand or more depending on the project. And it’s heavier duty than what you have at home. That means the cost to replace is much higher as well.

Deputies say even though they haven’t seen an uptick in this type of crime, they would like everyone to keep an eye out for this man, driving a white SUV.

If you recognize him, please contact Cpl. Depersia at You can also submit a tip through our CCSO Mobile App.

Anyone with information regarding this case who wishes to remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the free P3Tips mobile app.

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