Six vehicles stolen Monday on Marco Island; license plate readers used in investigation

Adam Regan
Naples Daily News
A Marco Island police cruiser sits outside the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in this file photo. Marco Island police are investigating the thefts of six vehicles.

Six vehicles were stolen early Monday on Marco Island and a handful of others were burglarized, the Marco Island Police Department said in a release.

Two vehicles were recovered on the island as was one that was stolen from Pinellas County. 

In addition, 14 vehicles were entered or burglarized in incidents occurring on Sheffield and Devon courts, Copeland Drive, and Ludlow Road.

The vehicles yet to be recovered are a 2019 black Lincoln Navigator (Georgia license plate RTC833), a 2017 white Ford F-350 with a raised suspension (Florida license plate 16GUB), a 2018 charcoal Chevy Silverado (Florida license plate CRX02), and a 2007 black Lexus sedan (Florida license plate 229RYK).

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The Collier County Sheriff's Office processed all the recovered vehicles for evidence.

The department reported it stopped receiving alerts from the island's recently installed Automated License Plate Readers system around 2 p.m. Sunday.

After immediately notifying the ALPR vendor, the system was restored Monday morning. According to the release, despite the alert system being offline temporarily, it processed and recorded data that is being used in the investigation. 

Those with information regarding the incidents are encouraged to call the police department's main line at 239-389-5050 or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 780 TIPS (8477).