(January 2, 2017)- A night of drinking, carousing, and stealing for a trio of thieves lands two of them behind bars.
On December 30th, officers responded to a theft report at Back Streets Bar and Grill located at 915 SE 47th Terrace. The victim reported that her three hundred dollar purse and a Back Streets gift card were stolen from Rack’em Billiards and that the two males and the female that stole her purse were now inside Back Streets Bar and Grill trying to pay the tab with her gift card.
Officers located the males inside of Back Streets and were identified as Christopher Beyor and Thomas Crews. The female could not be located. The investigation revealed that Crews, the female (identified, charges pending), and Beyor, were at Rack’em Billiards when the female was talking to the victim and stole the victim’s purse when the victim wasn’t paying attention. The three walked out with the purse and stole the gift card and credit cards from the purse and went over to Back Streets to drink more alcohol and pay with the victim’s gift card because they didn’t have any money.
Officers were able to locate two of the victim’s credit cards that were left in the alley. Officers arrested Crews and Beyor for Grand Theft. The Back Streets manager also wanted to press charges because Crews and Beyor ordered drinks without having their own money. Crews and Beyor were also charged with Defrauding an Innkeeper. Beyor was also charged with an active warrant out of Lee County for VOP and for outstanding charges for a Retail Theft that he committed on 12-22-2016 at Lowes located at 285 SW 25th Lane where Beyor stole a ceiling fan from the business and then sold it for drug money.
ARRESTED: Thomas Crews, W/M, DOB: 07-14-1970, of 3620 SE 8th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Grand Theft, Defrauding an Innkeeper.
CR#: 16-021163, 16-021164
ARRESTED: Christopher Beyor, W/M, DOB: 01-08-1970, of 2064 Lafayette Street, Apt. A, Fort Myers, FL.
CHARGES: Grand Theft, Defrauding an Innkeeper, Retail Theft, VOP.
CR#: 16-021163, 16-021164, 16-021161, 16-020887
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