On June 2, 2012, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a theft of auto parts from 11220 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers.
The investigation revealed an employee had removed an engine on May 5, 2012, and placed it into the rear of a van that was parked on the property. On June 2, 2012, he returned to work on the engine and there were parts missing. The stolen items include a radiator, oil and air conditioning coils, an alternator and the intake manifold. The total value of the stolen items is approximately $2500.
Detectives assigned to the case were able to locate surveillance video from another business which shows a subject near another vehicle in the area of the theft on May 9, 2012 at approximately at 7 p.m. The surveillance video and photos are attached to this press release. The subject appears to be a large white male with a receding hairline. He was driving a dark SUV which can be seen in the foreground. Detectives are seeking information on his identity.
Anyone with information on the identity of this subject is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
Media inquiries are directed to the Public Information Office at 239-477-1340.
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