The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has reported two incidents of “smash-and-grab” type thefts that occurred in Boca Grande on Monday, April 15.
At approximately 4:44 p.m. deputies met with a beach-goer at the Seagrape beach parking access, who said that he had arrived on the beach at around noon, locked the car and took the keys with him. When he returned to the vehicle at around 4:40 p.m. he found the driver’s side rear window smashed out and a pair of cream-colored shorts with a black belt missing. They contained an undetermined amount of money, and change had also been taken from the vehicle.
Also on Monday, at approximately 8:13 p.m., at the same location, deputies were responding to another call when they found another vehicle with the rear left window smashed. After asking park rangers to locate the owner of the vehicle, deputies met with the woman and determined that her purse was gone.
It contained two Canadian driver’s licenses, American and Canadian currency, a cell phone and credit cards.
In an unrelated incident, on Friday, April 12 a resident of Whiskey Row said that someone had stolen gas from her vehicle. The alleged theft occurred sometime between Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, April 12. The amount of gasoline taken was determined to be approximately $100.
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