Fort Myers police bust burglary ring

CREATED Dec. 6, 2013

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  • Samuel Mauro Hunt

  • Harry Castor

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police arrested three teenagers all believed to be behind a series of burglaries along the McGregor Boulevard corridor.

Since May, law enforcement has noticed a wave of car break-in's in both the city and county along the corridor.

Investigators discovered that two of the suspects would break into vehicles and the third was pawning the stolen property for money.

The crimes occurred during the overnight hours. The thieves would focus on unlocked vehicles or those with valuables in plain sight.

Police arrested two 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old juvenile.

A boy, 17, was arrested a week ago and charged with burglary, possession of a firearm by a minor and theft of a firearm from an incident reported earlier in the month.

On Friday, November 29, 2013 police arrested Samuel Hunt for burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property for a burglary that occurred in late October.

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 police arrested Harry Castor for ten counts of falsifying documents related to the sale or pawn of stolen property and dealing in stolen property.

In addition to the arrests, police conducted search warrants at each of the suspects’ residences seizing stolen items to include cameras, cell phones, watches, iPods, purses and firearms.

While the suspects have confessed to many vehicle burglaries, both FMPD detectives and Lee County Sheriff’s Office detectives are in the process of linking evidence to specific crimes.

LCSO has linked the suspects to five cases in their jurisdiction. If you are a victim of a crime in that area or recognize an item in the photos attached you are asked to call FMPD at (239) 321-7700 or the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000.