Multiple car break-ins target Bonita Springs hospice

Posted at 6:24 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 18:24:14-04

Multiple car break-ins at a hospice in Bonita Springs earlier this week left the cars of three staff members with smashed windows. The crimes occurred at Joanne's House of Hope Hospice on Imperial Parkway, sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Some nearby residents were troubled that someone would target cars parked at a facility without any regard for people working to care for terminal patients.

"It sort of seems indicative of someone that clearly would have to know the circumstances, and doesn't care," said Bonita resident Kristin Voit.

Brianna Rogers agreed, saying, "All the car break-ins, it's not good and the fact that it was people at a hospice makes it even worse."

All three cars had their rear windows smashed, causing about $500 in damage to each vehicle.

Amy Objartel, a spokeswoman for the hospice gave Fox 4 this statement: "The incident occurred while the security guard was patrolling other areas. Nothing of value was taken, and the occurrence did not affect anyone in Hope's care, or their loved ones."

Anyone with information about the break-ins should call the Lee County Sheriff's Office, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.