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Detectives On the Hunt for Matlacha Burglars
Friday, March 21, 2014

Lee County sheriff's detectives are searching for two men believed responsible for two recent business burglaries in Matlacha.

The first burglary occurred during the late night hours of  March 14th at the Sandy Hook restaurant located at 4875 Pine Island Road.  Surveillance video from the business shows two unknown suspects going back and forth behind the business trying to figure out how to make entry.  The suspects eventually smashed a window to get inside.  They were apparently scared off before they could steal anything.

One suspect is wearing checkered shorts and a long sleeved shirt while the other suspect is wearing a short sleeved shirt, jeans and dark sneakers.  Both suspects appear to be approximately 18-20 years old.  They were both wearing gloves and had their faces covered.

The second burglary occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on March 16 at Bert's Bar located at 4271 Pine Island Road.  Both suspects made entry and were able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money.  Again, both suspects wore gloves and had their faces covered.

If you can identify these suspects or know anything about the two Matlacha burglaries, 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.  Anonymous tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

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