Burglary suspect sought in North Fort Myers theft

Reporter: Zach Oliveri Writer: Melissa Montoya
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Have you seen this suspect? (CREDIT: Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers)

Deputies are searching for a male suspect in a burglary at a North Fort Myers Tire Discount business.

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, the incident occurred early morning hours Saturday at 354 Pondella Road.

Surveillance footage shows an individual entering an office with a crowbar and forcing a drawer open and taking money.

The suspect is accused of damaging a garage door and a cash register, amounting to $11,000 in damages.

“He knew the place,” said Yunior Sanchez, the owner of the Tire Discount store. “He felt comfortable here. He knew nobody was here at nighttime.”

A dent could be seen where the suspect pried open the door.

“When he broke in, he damaged way more things and stole $200 from the register,” Sanchez said. “Stole a $500 snap-on tool that we use to scan cars and broke the door of the business. That’s worth about $5,000.”

Sanchez told us this wasn’t the first time this happened.

Two months ago, a suspect was caught on camera running off with an impact gun. Some of the damage caused then has been repaired.

The only thing Sanchez wants is hithe suspect behind bars.

“He has no sympathy. He doesn’t care,” Sanchez said. “All he wants is to get whatever he can grab and go out and spend it doing whatever he does. He has no morals. He’s a scum bag.”

Authorities hope someone recognizes the suspect.

If you can identify the subject please call SWFL Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

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