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LCSO: Four suspects charged in Lehigh burglaries

November 4, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Lee County Sheriff's Office East and Central District CID and SET Units worked together for the last 48-hours solving a multitude of residential and vehicle burglaries.

The incidents occurred in the Buckingham area, specifically in the Remington Oaks subdivision and the River Hall Community. Multiple vehicles were broken into with some of the stolen property to include garage door openers, lawn equipment, fishing poles, electronics, wallets and purses, and ATVs.

The thieves were brazen enough to open garage doors with the stolen openers, which came from the burglarized vehicles. Once inside, they removed property while residents unknowingly slept.

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Bryce Munson

In the morning hours of Nov. 2, burglaries began being reported and detectives arrived to investigate. Fraudulent credit card charges from stolen credit cards were discovered and led to surveillance footage being reviewed at a Sunoco gas station and McDonald's in Buckingham, along Palm Beach Boulevard. Additional fraudulent charges were reported from a 7-Eleven on Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers.

The first suspect was identified as Bryce Munson, 15, of 2344 Andros St., Fort Myers. Detectives responded to Munson's residence and stolen property was recovered.

As the investigation unfolded, additional suspects were identified as Philip Harris, 18, of 1611 Congress Ave., and Dustin Day, 18, of 15350 Old Olga Road, Alva.

Deputies saturated the Buckingham area looking for the suspect vehicle, an older model blue Ford F150. It was located in the evening hours of Nov. 2 and occupied by Harris and Jason Carman, 34, of 14750 Cemetery Road, Fort Myers.

A search warrant was executed on Carman's residence. In the residence, detectives and SET Team members recovered stolen ATVs, lawn equipment and miscellaneous tools from multiple jurisdictions within Desoto and Lee counties.

Based on the totality of the two-day investigation, approximately 10 burglaries were closed.

Munson, Harris, Day and Carman were arrested and charged accordingly.

Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office



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