Woman walks in on burglars breaking into her home

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 06:54:59-04

A Fort Myers woman says she walked in on three men burglarizing her home in Fort Myers. The burglary happened on Saturday on Overlook Drive, near Summerlin Road and Cypress Lake Drive.

Kristine Reed says when she pulled up to her home, she noticed a red Lexus or Toyota sedan sitting in her driveway she didn't recognize.

"I also saw my porch light was off which was odd," Kristine Reed said. "Through the glass I saw a guy running, and then I walked in and said hello and saw them run off."

Reed describes the three men in their late teens or early 20's. She says they were all wearing black and ran out through the back screen door taking cash and several pieces of jewelry.

"That's a big surprise and it scares me," Paul Beamon who lives across the street said. "I'm surprised these guys parked in her driveway and broke into her house during the day. That's pretty serious."

The Lee County Sheriff's Office crime map shows more than a dozen property crimes have happened within a mile radius. People who live in the neighborhood say they would like to see more patrol cars to help deter thieves from coming back.

Meanwhile, Reed says she's already got surveillance equipment and other security measures in place to make sure her home isn't hit again.

"My privacy was invaded and now there's just a lot of things to do to get our house back to normal," she said.

Detectives have gathered evidence on this case. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Southwest Florida Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.