The Mexico Beach Police Department seeks assistance in identifying three suspects in a burglary of Toucan’s Restaurant.
On Aug. 11, between the hours of 10:40 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. CT, video surveillance cameras captured a male and two females breaking into Toucan’s along U.S. Highway 98.
After failing to gain access through a lower back door, the male pried open the door to the gift shop, which caused damage to the door.
Inside the gift shop, the male went behind the counter to the cash register but no items were reported stolen.
The male suspect was described as white, thin in build, approximately 140 pounds, 5’8-5’11 in height with light to medium brown hair. He had long sideburns and was wearing a bandana.
During the burglary he wore a light colored T-shirt with a design on the front left side and medium dark colored shorts.
The second suspect was described as a white female, thin in build, approximately 85 pounds, 4’8-5’ in height with shoulder-length blonde or light-brown hair. She wore a tank top shirt with a pair of light colored shorts.
The third suspect was described as a white female, with a thin to medium build, approximately 135-145 pounds, and 5’7-5’9 in height. Her light to medium brown hair was approximately four inches past her shoulders in length.
She wore blue shorts with a pink or red T-shirt and a white shirt visible, pulled beneath the outer shirt.
Mexico Chief Police Chief Glenn Norris said that because of her build, he believes the third suspect to be athletic, maybe a cheerleader or soccer player.
None of the suspects wore shoes and their ages are estimated to be between middle teens to early 20s.
Pictures and video have been provided to the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office. Mexico Beach authorities have asked for any help in identifying the suspects.
Anonymous tips can be given to Crime Stoppers at 785-8477 and the Mexico Beach Police Department can be reached directly at 648-5984.