The Fort Myers Police Department needs your help in identifying three men in a grand theft investigation.
According to FMPD, the three men in the video below walked into the Hideaway Bar in downtown Fort Myers. They later managed to steal approximately $2,000 from a gaming machine located inside of the bar.
This happened on Saturday, October 16. The three men head straight for the machine. You can see the man wearing the black shirt and hat looking around the bar.
The men then huddled around the gaming machine.
Later, the man in the black hat starts looking around again. When he thinks the cost is clear, you can see the man take something from the machine.
Rich Kolko is WINK News’ Safety and Security Specialist. “They walked into the bar went directly to that location and started checking out the machine. That tells me they probably scouted the location out before. They knew how to exactly get into it and steal the money,” said Kolko.
Kolko believes he says these men were probably seen on that camera before. “Law enforcement is going to have some tips just depends if the restaurant or the bar had maintained previous videos,” Kolko said.
Even though the suspects tried to disguise themselves and kept looking down or away from the camera, the surveillance cameras do show enough to help investigators.
“When police do these investigations and make these arrests they find that in most cases these people don’t travel too far. So based on the fact that they have identifiable clothing, some hats, maybe some glimpses of their faces somebody in the Fort Myers area or Southwest Florida is going to recognize them and hopefully will lead to the tip needed to make the arrest,” Kolko said.
If you have any information about this case, you can call the Fort Myers Police Department at (239) 321-7700 or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-8477.