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Deputies search for a man accused of stealing in North Fort Myers neighborhood

Micheal Williams is now on police radar and police need help tracking him down.
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Posted at 11:00 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 08:50:51-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Timberbend community of North Fort Myers is hoping police will catch the person responsible for a rash of burglaries.

35-year-old Micheal Williams is now on police radar and police need help tracking him down. Investigators say Williams is a person of interest in connection with a series of burglaries in the Timberbend community in North Fort Myers.

One resident details the night the neighborhood was targeted by a thief. “They went down Old Bayshore, stole a golf cart, and were going through our neighborhood basically grabbing anything they could, ” said a neighbor.

One man had nearly $3,000 worth of fishing poles and other supplies stolen from him. “I left my cooler and a bunch of rods in my truck and went to work, and I came back and there is my bag sitting on the front of my boat and my coolers gone and all my fishing poles,” said a neighbor.

Neighbors say they have been hit by several burglaries within the last couple of months. They are not sure if they are all connected to Williams.

Another neighbor says her car was stolen back in October. “My car was actually stolen, I believe they went into my husband’s truck because he had a spare key and that’s how they were able to get into it,” said a neighbor.

A tight-knit community, members have made sure to lock all doors and tighten up on security. “Pretty much everybody ended up buying cameras because they kept getting into all the cars, ” said a neighbor.

“We’ve taken some action, we have a security system inside, ” said a neighbor.

Both victims have a word for the suspect in connection to the burglaries. “You need to get your life on track stop stealing people’s stuff,” said a neighbor.

“It’s not fair, we all work really hard for what we have and it really sucks to have people come and try to take your things from you,” said a neighbor.

Anyone with information on William’s whereabouts is asked to call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).