Palm Coast, FL - Deputies are hunting for whoever cut a large hole into a Palm Coast dollar store the morning after Independence Day, taking nearly $5,000 in cash and fireworks.
The Flagler County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene at Dollar General on 500 Palm Coast Parkway just before 7 o'clock yesterday morning by a worker coming in to open the store.
According to the case report, that worker told deputies she found the store's safe broken into and a large hole on the east side of the building. Photos of that hole and safe (courtesy FCSO) are posted above and below this article.
That same worker also kept all other employees out until FCSO arrived to investigate, per the report.
Detectives say the store alarm was apparently set at midnight and not turned off until the worker arrived around seven hours later. It's not clear in the report if the alarm was set off at any point during the robbery or if the alarm company was aware of what was happening.
None of the other businesses nearby had video showing the part outside of the store where the robbers apparently broke through, according to the report.
The store remained closed for much of Thursday, but did re-open in the afternoon.
No suspect description has been released by FCSO.