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Detectives seek man who faked return at Lowes in Cape Coral

Posted at 9:28 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 09:28:20-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police are hoping to identify a man accused of stealing items after attempting a fraudulent return at the Lowe's store in Cape Coral.

According to Cape Coral Police, the incident happened around 3pm on November 30th.

Investigators say the suspect grabbed a Shark steam mop and some cleaner from the shelf, then unboxed the mop and took it to the service desk. He then attempted to get a refund on the items, claiming he purchased them but didn't have the receipt.

When the clerk said he needed a license for the return, the suspect claimed it was in his vehicle and left with the items.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use this Case Report # 18023513.