Man drops in through roof to steal lottery tickets, Southwest Fla. Crime Stoppers says

Posted: 11:17 AM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 15:19:17Z

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators are looking for help identifying the man seen in surveillance images who they say burglarized a convenience store by dropping in through the roof.

It happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday at Laurel Lane Grocery in the Suncoast Estates community.

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, surveillance video showed a man dropping into the store through the roof before going to the register area and shoving dozens of lottery tickets into his pants.

Deputies arrived to find that the suspect cut through the plywood and shingled roof to get inside.

He is described as a white male, between 20 and 30 years of age, with an athletic build.  He was clean shaven and has a short crew cut style haircut.