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Provident Jewelry store burglarized

January 31, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

Lee County sheriff's detectives are searching for the man that broke into a local jewelry store by ramming a vehicle through the front door.

On January 30, 2013 at approximately 4:30 a.m., deputies were called to Provident Jewelry, 15245 South Tamiami Trail, in reference to a burglary. Deputies immediately noticed the front door to the store had been severely damaged.

Surveillance video shows a white Cadillac backing through the front door to make entry. Then you see the suspect going from case to case, smashing out the glass and taking an undisclosed amount of jewelry. The suspect appears to be a white male. He is wearing all black clothing with a black mask over his face and white gloves.

A vehicle matching the description was later recovered at the intersection of Exchange Lane and Trader Street in Fort Myers. It was confirmed the vehicle had been stolen from a residence in the Bellasol community.

If you can identify the suspect or know anything about the burglary of Provident Jewelry, 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 $1,000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Tips may also be made online at, through the Tip Submit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to CRIMES (234637) Keyword: REWARD.



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