Man suspected of using stolen bank card minutes after Fort Myers vehicle burglary

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
A man suspected of using a bank card stolen in a vehicle burglary minutes earlier outside a Fort Myers Dollar General, Saturday, January 7, 2023. Credit: Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers

Deputies are looking for a man suspected of using a bank card stolen just minutes beforehand during a vehicle burglary in Fort Myers.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a victim’s vehicle was burglarized while parked outside the Dollar General at 3995 Fowler St. on Saturday, between 4:15 p.m. and 4:20 p.m.

A man was later seen in surveillance images using the victim’s bank card, stolen minutes earlier, to purchase a gift card. He appears to have a tattoo on his left forearm and left hand.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Amanda Averill at (239) 321-7797 or You can also contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.

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