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Cape Coral, FL 33990


Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest

(January 30, 2012)- An anonymous tip from a citizen has led to the arrest of John J Cruz (08/20/75) of Cape Coral for two counts of grand theft.

On Friday January 27th Cape Coral Police released surveillance photos from two separate thefts from the Super Target located on Pine Island Road. Police were asking for the public's assistance in identifying the unknown suspect shown in the security photos.

On Saturday, an anonymous citizen called in and provided the identity of the suspect, Cruz. Cape Coral Police Detective Jason Hicks obtained recent arrest photos of Cruz which showed tattoos matching the ones on the suspect in the security photos. A witness from the store also identified Cruz as the suspect who stole merchandise from the Target when shown a photo line-up.

John J Cruz was located at his home on Saturday evening and arrested for the crimes.

"The Cape Coral Police Department is grateful for the information provided by the public to solve this crime. We have cultivated a strong public trust, where citizens know that if they get involved and help us, their information won't be disregarded."- Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.


John J Cruz 08/20/75

1950 NE 15th Lane

Cape Coral, FL 33915

Charges: Grand Theft (2 counts)