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Pair arrested after cameras record them stealing motorcycle in Fort Myers

Posted: 2:33 PM, Jun 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 18:33:48Z
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- An investigation into a motorcycle reported stolen in downtown Fort Myers over the weekend has led to the arrest of two people.

On Saturday, Fort Myers Police received a report of a 2011 Yamaha motorcycle being stolen from a parking spot. A review of camera footage from the area showed a man and a woman loading the motorcycle into a van and driving away.

Detectives traced the van to a residence in the Pinewood South condos, where the complex's cameras showed the same van arrive and have a motorcycle unloaded.

Officers served a search warrant at the residence and recovered the motorcycle.

32-year-old Melissa Harty and 35-year-old Michael Thomas were arrested and charged with motor vehicle theft.

Thomas was also charged with possession of firearms by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.