Burglars target a dozen cars in South Fort Myers neighborhoods

Posted at 6:31 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 09:30:04-04

FORT MYERS, Fla., - A sense of security was shattered in a South Fort Myers community after burglars are caught on camera targeting nearly a dozen cars.

The break-ins happed early Wednesday morning inside the Timberlake Community off Oaks Parkway and in the Islands Community.

A Code Red Alert was sent to residents in the area alerting them of the burglaries.

"They didn't get crazy enough to come into our room but they did go into every other room in the house. When we got up and walked through, we could tell draws were open, desks were open," said Darren Crowe, a victim. He claims burglars raided his home and his car after he forgot to close his garage door the night before. Crowe says they stole a 60 inch TV, PlayStation and credit cards from his wife's wallet.

Deputies say the thieves also stole a truck from a home, then ditched it before leaving the community.

"Make sure to keep your house locked up. I think that's the moral of the story here. These guys were just looking for opportunities and you just gotta not give them that opportunity," Crowe said.

Deputies believe there may be two or more suspects in this case. If you have any information on the suspects, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers, and you could earn a cash reward. The number is 1-800-780- TIPS.