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Cape police looking for suspect, car stolen in burglary

By Staff | May 31, 2019

On Wednesday, May 22, around 4 p.m., Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service on Southwest 33rd Terrace in reference to a burglary. A neighbor had noticed the screen door on the front door of a home open, a broken window in the rear and two window screens removed.

Upon arrival, CCPD officers cleared the scene and reported that the front door of the home was found ajar, a 52-inch TV and clothes in the master bedroom had been set on fire and a Mazda convertible that was stored in the garage was missing.

According to a report from the CCPD, Det. Kurt Grau of the Property Crimes Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation. Cape Police forensics officers arrived to process the scene, and a fire inspector with the Cape Coral Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall came to the scene to investigate.

The vehicle the suspect(s) took is a red 1997 Mazda convertible 2-door with the first three letters of the Florida tag being JCV. The suspect(s) is wanted for burglary to a residence, grand theft auto and arson.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect or the whereabouts of the vehicle, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/tips or text a tip- text CCPD+”Your Message” to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Please use this Case Report # 19-010086.