THEFT SUSPECT RELEASED
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the
Ormond Beach Police Department are
asking for the public’s help in
identifying a theft suspect who is
believed to have stolen and used two
women’s debit cards. In both cases the
suspect had obtained the cards’ PINs and
withdrawn several hundred dollars.
However, images of the man and his
vehicle were captured on surveillance
video and investigators are asking
anyone who may recognize the man to
provide tips that can lead to his
identification and arrest. Tipsters who
use Crime Stopper of Northeast Florida
can qualify for a reward of up to
March 18 an 84-year-old woman was
shopping at a grocery store near Ormond
Beach when a man engaged her in
conversation. The woman was momentarily
distracted, and a few minutes after the
man walked away she realized that her
purse was missing from her shopping
cart. She told Sheriff’s deputies that
she had kept her PIN with her card.
Before the victim was able to notify her
bank about the theft, the suspect had
already obtained about $651 in withdraws
March 24 a 77-year-old woman was working
at an Ormond Beach church and had her
purse on her desk nearby. But later in
the day she noticed that it was missing.
That afternoon she got a call from a man
claiming to be from her bank’s fraud
department who asked her for her PIN.
She provided the number, but immediately
realized that she should not have.
Unfortunately, the damage was done.
About $700 was taken from her account
before she notified her bank.
was described as a white man in his 30s,
approximately 6’0” with a stocky build.
He had very short hair or was completely
bald. Anyone with information about the
suspect is asked to call Sheriff’s
Investigator Lance LaMee at (386)
323-0151, Ormond Beach Police Detective
Apryl Andrasco at (386) 676-3516, or
Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida,
toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. Tipsters
can also provide information by texting
“TIP231 plus the message” to CRIMES.
Anyone who provides information to Crime
Stoppers will remain anonymous and can
qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.