Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Thieves Take Safe In SkyDive DeLand Break-In

DeLand, FL – Police are looking for clues after someone broke into a skydiving business in DeLand and carried away a safe.

SkyDive DeLand employees reported that someone broke into their office on 1600 Flightline Boulevard sometime between 8pm Sunday night and 7pm Monday morning, taking a 2-foot by 4-foot safe away in the process.

That safe was found later on Monday morning near a DeLand Municipal Airport runway with 1 of its sides completely removed and cash and papers lying on the ground nearby.

The DeLand Police Department was called out to the scene around 7:45am Monday, soon after employees had reported to work.

According to the incident report, there were pry marks on both the doors that led to the main entrance of the business, but the doors themselves were not compromised.

Police think the robber may have got in via an open window on the north side of the building. A door near that window was found damaged and they found the door lock lying on the ground nearby.

A screwdriver was also found near the open window, one that had been taken from a nearby desk. Police think whoever took the safe used that screwdriver to remove the door lock so they could leave via the door. The lock itself could not be opened from the inside any other way, according to the report.

DeLand PD says whoever did this may have also taken the time to remove a flag from a nearby pole and used it to block the view of a security camera which was in position to film the robbery as it was taking place.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the safe, according to police.

SkyDive DeLand managers told DeLand police no one’s been fired or resigned from the job in 2 years and employees claim they don’t know who else would’ve had the knowledge to commit this crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call DeLand police at 386-626-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477 to remain anonymous and possibly qualify for a cash reward.

Source:   http://newsdaytonabeach.com