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DBPD Arrests Suspect Who Robbed A Firearm Retailer During Hurricane Irma

By on September 16, 2017 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Update: A suspect has been arrested in connection with the burglary at Volusia Gold and Diamond in Daytona Beach during Hurricane Irma.

Pedro Pinckney, 26, was arrested after an investigation uncovered he was the one who stole several firearms from Volusia Gold and Diamond during Hurricane Irma. According to the police reports, the inclement weather prevented the alarms and camera from working properly, giving Pinckney the opportunity to grab several firearms and pieces of jewelry.

The burglary was discovered after the door to the business was found open and swaying the wind. The locks were broken off and a 4-foot by 4-foot hole was discovered in the wall that leads into the inside of the store. Blood was found at the point of entry and was submitted into evidence.

Pinckney now faces charges of armed burglary of an unoccupied structure during a state of emergency, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, violating probation, and possessing marijuana under 20 grams. The firearms police say he stole have yet to be found.

(Pinckney’s mugshot courtesy of Volusia County Corrections)

Earlier Reporting:

An $8,000 reward is being offered for information about the individual who stole firearms from Volusia Gold & Diamond in Daytona Beach during Hurricane Irma.

Between the hours of 12 AM and 9 AM on September 11, 35 firearms and several pieces of jewelry were stolen from Volusia Gold & Diamond located at 536 West International Speedway Blvd. Due to Hurricane Irma, the power at the businesses was on and off throughout the storm, but security cameras did catch the suspects on video. The business is a federal firearm licensee (FFL), so federal organizations are now involved.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are both offering $4,000 to anyone who can provide substantial information about the theft leading to the capture and prosecution of the suspects. The theft is currently being investigated by the ATF and the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD).

If you have information, you are urged to anonymously call the ATF at (800)-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or contact Detective Elizabeth Daniel with the DBPD at (386) 671-5218. Tips can also be anonymously submitted to the ATF via their mobile app. To submit a tip, use the Tampa Field Division as the location or text ATFTAM to 63975 and click on the link to submit a report.

(Images of one suspect courtesy of the ATF)

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