Suspect Breaks Into, Vandalizes T.T. Small Elementary

By on January 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Police are on the look out for a suspect after they break into a local elementary school before ransacking the cafeteria.

Earlier today (January 22nd), Daytona Beach police were called to Turie T. Small elementary in reference to a burglary. There is where officers met with the school’s cafe manager, who walked them through the area.

Officers found windows smashed, equipment broken and gas lines and water lines disconnected. Officers also smelled gas as they walked through the building.

Through their investigation, officers figured out that the break in happened over the weekend.

Their report shows that last Friday (January 19th), an unknown suspect attempted to break into the building by smashing a glass door, but was not able to get through. The suspect then broke out a tempered glass window and made their way in through there instead.

The suspect then made their way into the kitchen and tried to remove one of the ovens, but instead ended up dropping the oven on the floor.

They tried a few other times to remove one of the convection ovens, but didn’t end up taking either of them. The suspect would end up leaving the property sometime before 4 a.m.

So far Daytona Beach police say that the suspect was a black male, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

The damage sustained during the burglary included damage to the convection oven, a burner oven, windows and doors and a water pipe. Due to the broken water pipe, flooding would ensue and damage some furniture in a neighboring office.

Fingerprints were also lifted from the scene. If a suspect is caught, Volusia County Schools told police that they would pursue criminal charges.

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