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Dealership customer returns to steal Christmas decorations and other items

Posted at 8:59 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 08:59:23-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Detectives say a customer at a Fort Myers car dealership returned to steal Christmas decorations and Yeti coolers from them.

Deputies say 52-year-old Richard White used his vehicle to push open the doors at Galeana Kia on Tamiami Trail just after midnight on Saturday, then returned several times and stole 6 Yeti coolers, a flat screen TV, and Christmas lights and decorations.

Investigators were able to identify White because he had recently purchased a vehicle from the dealership.

They also learned that White had stolen a salesman's wallet while purchasing the vehicle.

Detectives tracked White down on Thursday and charged him with Burglary, Larceny, and Criminal Mischief.