Public Information Officer Debra Johnson told local St. Johns County reporters with Historic City News that deputies in Flagler County are investigating the late night break-in of a Palm Coast jewelry and pawn shop.
Deputies responded to Leah’s Jewelry and Pawn on Old Kings Road North around 11:30 p.m. where they found the front door of the business had been broken out. While on the scene, deputies observed a man wearing all black and carrying a black bag walk around the south side of the building.
When the man saw deputies, he ran, jumping a chain link fence where he disappeared into the woods. A search was launched using K-9 units and Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Air one, but he was not located.
Deputies said a brick had been used to break out the door window. It appeared that nothing was taken in the incident.
Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to contact the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 313-4911 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).