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Safety digital camera footage of a break-in at The Naples Studio on Sept. 19, 2017. The video manufacturing firm is situated within the 500 block of Goodlette-Frank Street N.
Video offered by The Naples Studio

After digital camera gear value hundreds of dollars went lacking following a current string of burglaries at native video manufacturing corporations in Collier and Lee counties, investigators are taking a look at whether or not the crimes might be related. 

Three businesses are investigating 4 break-ins at corporations in Fort Myers, Naples and East Naples within the span of fewer than three weeks.

The primary of the 4 burglaries occurred Sept. 19 when police responded to a reported break-in at The Naples Studio, a video manufacturing firm within the 500 block of Goodlette-Frank Street North. 

When officers arrived at 6:50 a.m., they found the glass on the entrance door of the studio was damaged, in response to a Naples police report.

Drew Townsend, president of The Naples Studio, stated the burglars stole greater than $22,000 value of kit, together with a digital camera and lenses.

Townsend, who was capable of seize a masked individual on his surveillance system, stated the burglar didn’t waste any time and was out and in in three minutes. 

“He was very environment friendly,” he stated. “He knew what he was going after.”

The intruder targeted on costlier gear and disregarded much less expensive items, Townsend stated, including that solely somebody conversant in the business would be capable of do this.

“He virtually methodically went via,” he stated.

After speaking to native colleagues within the business who additionally fell sufferer to the break-ins, Townsend stated he thinks the crimes are linked.

“What has been delivered to me, there is no query it is the identical man,” he stated.

Lt. Seth Finman, a spokesman for Naples police, stated in an e mail that “it’s attainable” the 4 crimes are related and added that detectives from native businesses “have been collaborating and sharing info.”

Every week after the break-in at The Naples Studio, Fort Myers police responded to a report of an in a single day housebreaking at Dreamtime Leisure, a video manufacturing firm within the 2100 block of West First Road.

Officers there reviewed surveillance footage however couldn’t discover “the precise level of entry” into the constructing, in accordance with a Fort Myers police report. 

A upkeep supervisor advised officers that a upkeep employee “might have by chance forgot to lock all main entrances and exits main into the primary flooring of the constructing,” the report states.

The gear stolen from the Dreamtime Leisure workplace was value near $four,000, in accordance with the report.