Marina on Long Key targeted by thieves

A Long Key marina was targeted by boat burglars Sunday in the early morning hours.

The owner of Seabird Marina told Deputy Andrew Siefert he checked the marina at 12:30 a.m. before going to bed. He said he awoke at 8 a.m. to find 11 boats had been broken into and electronics had been taken.

The owners of the boats were notified of the crimes and a crime scene detective responded to process all the boats for possible evidence of who the suspects might have been.

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the Sheriff’s Office. Callers may also contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and, if a tip leads to an arrest in the case, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward. The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips may also be submitted on line at www.tipsubmit.com.

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