Daytona Beach, FL – Several individuals have been arrested and one escaped during a vehicle pursuit following the burglary of a Daytona Beach CarMax dealership.
Just before 5 AM on Monday, police responded to a burglary in progress at the CarMax located at 800 N. Tomoka Farms Rd. One officer was notified that a newer model black BMW fled the scene after attempting to strike an officer at the scene of the burglary. The officer tried to stop the BMW in his marked patrol car with lights and sirens but was unsuccessful.
The BMW led the officer in a pursuit from southbound Tomoka Farms Rd. to westbound International Speedway Blvd. towards westbound I-4. The officer lost sight of the stolen BMW near mile-maker 123 on I-4 as the suspect entered Seminole County.
Back at the scene, officers were advised that there were several individuals in the lot trying to steal cars. Several cars had been lined up to exit, but some of the individuals were exiting the cars and fleeing the lot. The suspects got into a dark blue BMW and began to drive at a high rate of speed to try to exit the lot. Officers were forced to jump out of the way as the BMW unsuccessfully rammed the steel gate, causing $15,000 worth of damage in the process.
The juvenile driver was arrested without incident. Two juvenile passengers tried to flee on foot but were taken into custody at the scene. The burglary resulted in the following damages:
- 2012 BMW 525 (the car that rammed the gate) – $19,599 in damage
- 2017 Volvo 590 (entered and moved) – $2,000 in damage
- 2016 Fiat 500x (hit by the silver Volvo 590) – $2,000 in damage
- 2015 Chevy Silverado (entered and moved with a broken window) – $1,000 in damage
- 2015 Infinity Q70 (entered and moved with a broken window) – $1,000 in damage
- 2016 Chevy Cruz (entered and moved with a broken window) – $1,000 in damage
- 2014 Audi A4 (entered but not moved with damage to window frame) – $1,000 in damage
- Charging station for charging electric cars (hit by the infinity Q70) – $5,000 in damage
- Locked boxes holding car keys – $500 in damage
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