Thieves rob four homes in Bokeelia

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 18:36:54-04

Thieves struck four different homes in Bokeelia on Wednesday.

The series of burglaries happened on Barrancas Avenue and Clubhouse Drive.

"There's one way in and one way out," said Walter Greer, during his bike ride on Barrancas Avenue. "If someone saw you, they'd call it in. By the time you go to the bridge, the police will be waiting for you."

Greer has biked these streets for over 30 years. He says he's surprised thieves tried to raid empty houses.

"Most of these houses are owned by people who are only here for three to four months a year at the very most and when they leave they take everything of value with them," said Greer.

No big ticket items were jacked from one of the houses along Barrancas Avenue.

"A couple of outside coolers out on the lanai so nothing too bad," said Rita Zabell, the property manager.

She says the thief didn't get too far. Neighbors say Lee County Sheriff deputies found their man passed out on the boat dock.

"The homeowner is feeling pretty good that he is locked up," said Zabell.

It's not clear if that suspect had anything to do with the other incidents.

The robberies have Greer happy he's invested in some extra security, but will keep his eyes peeled for anything unusual during his bike rides.

"We are going to try and spread the word around my neighborhood and get everyone on the alert," Greer added.