Prolific Collier County burglary suspect faces other charges, 44 total
One of Collier County’s most prolific burglary suspects is facing more charges after detectives say they found evidence in his storage unit linking him to a break-in at a Naples car wash. last year.
Anatoly Kutsar, 40, has been held in the Collier County jail since his arrest on September 21, when he and an accomplice tried to evade deputies by tunneling through the drywall of a Naples hotel.
That arrest and investigation led to the discovery of a storage unit where detectives say the couple stashed hundreds of items stolen during a months-long crime spree in Collier County.
Detectives have since charged Kutsar with multiple burglaries resulting in 44 counts and continue to find more and more evidence of more crimes.
“For nearly a year, our detectives have worked diligently and thoroughly to return stolen property to victims, coordinate with other agencies, and charge this prolific criminal accordingly,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said.
Kutsar is a convicted felon from Washington State. The most recent charges stem from his arrest on Wednesday in connection with the August 23, 2021 burglary at Your Choice Car Wash, 12481 Collier Blvd.
Detectives said Kutsar cut the wires from the digital video recorder (DVR) connected to the company’s security cameras and took the DVR with him. The DVR was then retrieved from inside the storage unit.
A CCSO forensic examination of the recovered DVR revealed security video footage in which detectives say Kutsar is shown on multiple cameras entering the property and committing the break-in. Kutsar used power tools to drill holes to gain access to the business and its safes, causing damage estimated at $15,000.
The distinctive red, white and blue tank top Kutsar wore on the security video was among the items detectives recovered from the storage unit. They also recovered a drill bit from the unit that was identical to the one that had been left on the floor where detectives said video shows Kutsar drilling into a lock to access the car wash.