Police looking for man who broke into a Cape Coral business Wednesday morning

Reporter: Zach Oliveri Writer: Matthew Seaver
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Man seen breaking into Computer Liquidation Store in Cape Coral on July 13, 2022. (Credit: Computer Liquidation Store)

Cape Coral police and a Cape Coral business owner are looking for a suspect who broke into a business on Del Prado Boulevard S. early Wednesday morning.

Surveillance video from the front of the Computer Liquidation Store shows a man smashing his way through the front door of the business just before 1:30 a.m.

The store’s owner, Fernando Beltran, said the man didn’t take any products but did steal $200 from the cash register.

“The video shows the guy shredding the door, kicking it, also throwing rocks. We found rocks all over the store, and he just crawled under,” said Beltran.

Cape Coral police were at the store on Wednesday morning to investigate the break-in. The front door was smashed, and broken glass was spread on the ground around it.

Broken front door at Computer Liquidation Store in Cape Coral. (Credit: WINK News)

Beltran owns the store and says he wants the guy responsible found.

“There’s a line of robbery going on around this area, and it’s important for people to be aware and to keep an eye out. Put cameras on or something they can do to protect themselves,” said Beltran.

This is the second time one of Beltran’s stores has been broken into.

“My first one was just born, and we got broken into really bad. They took most of our stuff,” Beltran said.

Beltran spent Wednesday morning brushing away the broken glass, and he had company. His neighbors at the pets and more thrift store say the same suspect targeted them.

Man seen throwing rock into Pets and More Thrift Store in Cape Coral on July 13, 2022. (Credit: Computer Liquidation Store)

The suspect was seen on surveillance video throwing a rock through the glass door, leaving a hole and the rock behind.

Smashed glass door of Pets and More Thrift Store in Cape Coral. (Credit: WINK News)

“He just walked by, you know, no regard to nothing, and threw it like a boulder right through my glass right in here, shattering everything else. I mean, I really have no words,” said Norma Rodriguez, the owner of Pets and More Thrift Store.

Rodriguez saw the man walking around the front door through the ring doorbell. “It’s insane that he got away with so much on one night.”

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