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Two Cape homes ransacked, a number of items missing

By Staff | Sep 16, 2011

Someone apparently pried open the side exterior garage door to a home in the southeast area of Cape Coral and stole more than $5,000 worth of items from inside.

Cape Coral police responded to a report of a burglary Thursday in the 1800 block of Southeast 26th Terrace. According to a police report, a woman said she noticed the side door and front door of the home open and went inside the residence.

Inside, the home had been ransacked and several items were missing.

The items included two 27-inch flat screen televisions, a Walden guitar with a clear top and rosewood sides, a Guild guitar with a spruce top and mahogany sides, a black Dell laptop, an NRA bag with 100 rounds of 380 ammunition and 200 rounds of .38 special ammunition, approximately 100 Vicodin pills and $2,500 in cash.

The loss is estimated at $5,250, with about $300 in damage to the door.

The woman reported that she contacted police Wednesday to report a burglary at another home in the 1800 block of Southeast 26th Terrace. The home was also ransacked, but the owner did not want to file a police report because nothing of value was taken.

According to the police report, officers checked the home that was later found to be burglarized Thursday, but the residence was secure as of Wednesday.

The owner of the home wished to file a report in the second case.

Anyone with information can contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 574-3223, or submit a tip by texting “CCPD” plus the message to CRIMES or by visiting: www.capecops.com.

Tipsters can also contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477) and be eligible for a cash reward.