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Port Orange Merchant Fires Gun In The Air While Chasing Thief

Date Added: June 16, 2018 5:05 pm

Detective Sergeant Thomas W. Aiken
Detective Division
386-756-5338 ...fax
Case# 180005309                                                 


On June 16, 2018, at approximately 12:52 pm, the Port Orange Police Department was dispatched to the area adjacent to the Chuck E Cheese restaurant at 5539 S. Williamson Blvd., regarding a male firing a gun into the air while running through the parking lot. Officers made contact with witnesses and the victim of a Burglary to a Vehicle & Grand Theft in the parking lot. The victim was loading products he was selling at the farmers market into the back of his van when someone opened his front passenger door and took his cash box. The victim gave chase on foot and fired a single shot into the air while in the parking lot. The suspect got into a nearby vehicle and fled the area, last seen headed north on S. Williamson Blvd. from the Pavilion at Port Orange. The witnesses described the vehicle as possibly being a white Nissan Altima with a partial FL tag number of “167”. POPD Detectives responded and took over the investigation. The investigation is on-going, and the name of the victim is not being released at this time.

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