Fort Myers Police Department- Media Release – A Publix Burglary Arrest


On May 27, 2020, at approximately 1:30 am Fort Myers Police Officers responded to Publix located at 5781 Lee Boulevard in reference an alarm call.

Once on scene Officers determined a male that was in the nearby vicinity was the suspect after being notified by citizens in the area. The male later identified as Brandon Gama H/M 08/23/2000.

Gama was detained.

It was determined Gama pried his way into the Publix via the double doors, one inside he could not manage to continue through the second set of doors at which time he tried to exit without success. Gama then activated a fire alarm prior to exiting and fleeing on foot, the fire alarm alerted the Fort Myers Police response.

During the investigation, another call was received at the McDonalds located at 11041 Colonial Boulevard about an abandoned vehicle.

Once on scene it was determined that the two incidents were related.

Ultimately Gama was charged with several Felonies to include:

-Burglary to an Occupied Dwelling

-Vehicle Theft

-Petit theft

-False Fire Alarm

-Burglary unoccupied structure

Gama was transported to the Lee County Jail where he is housed.

This was a great arrest and example of the results when you See something to Say something!