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Police looking for suspect in Cape Coral arson and grand theft auto case

Arson and grand theft vehicle Cape Coral.jpeg
Posted at 10:53 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 10:53:03-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police have released an image of a vehicle reported stolen in Cape Coral last week as part of an arson investigation.

According to Cape Coral Police, on May 22nd, a neighbor on SW 33rd Terrace noticed a broken window in a home and called police. Officers found the front door ajar, and that a television and clothes in the master bedroom had been set on fire. A red 1997 Mazda convertible was also missing from the garage.

The first three characters of the Florida tag are 'JCV.'

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect or the whereabouts of the vehicle, 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 Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Please use this Case Report # 19-010086.