Police search for jewelry store burglars


PALM COAST, Fla. – The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding two accused burglars.

Authorities have released surveillance images from a recent theft that happened at Greg Lynn Jewelers on Flagler Drive. Police believe the two men may be linked to at least four other incidents, including two in Daytona Beach.

Police say two African American male suspects approached the jewelry store. One suspect threw a large cinderblock through the window and entered the business. A second suspect entered the store and both men removed items from the counters and left, taking about $6,000 in jewelry. The first suspect is described as African American, 6 feet tall, thin build, wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, blue athletic shorts, white shoes and black and light brown gloves, with tattoos on both wrists. The second suspect is also African American, 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, black shorts and shoes, and blue gloves.

Detectives believe a second burglary, occurring later the same morning at Hess on
U.S. 1, in Bunnell, is related. In that case, the glass front door was shattered and an ATM  and 40 cartons of cigarettes were taken.

Daytona Beach detectives believe the same suspects are involved in at least two recent incidents. One on July 9, at 12:55 a.m. at Citgo, on North Nova Road, and another on July 12. In the Citgo burglary, two African American male suspects attempted to steal money from the ATM and a stolen black Dodge truck was possibly involved, detectives said.  On July 12, in an incident at 1437 S. Ridgewood Ave. a Discount Market, a Dodge truck was used to break a door and two African American suspects were seen, Daytona Beach Police Detective Elizabeth Daniel said.

Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to call Detective Joe Costello at the Flagler County Sheriff's Office Investigative Services Division at 386-586-4801.