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UPDATE ON REPORTED ARMED CARJACKING IN DELAND
Please Help the VCSO Find Suspect Vehicle
We need the public’s help: Volusia County sheriff’s detectives are looking for this vehicle, suspected of being involved in an armed carjacking Wednesday night in DeLand (see original news release below).
The vehicle is a 2015 four-door white Kia bearing license tag DVKT85. This vehicle itself was stolen in January from a Deltona gas station.
Anyone who sees this vehicle is asked to call our non-emergency line at (386) 248-1777, regarding case #19-2987. Or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS), or via online: www.northestflorida.crimestoppersweb.com and you could receive a cash award for the information.
This is an active investigation. Please help us find this vehicle! Thank you.
Feb. 7, 2019
VCSO Investigates Reported Armed Carjacking; Victim Unhurt
A Lake Helen woman reported she was the victim of an armed carjacking Wednesday night in the 1200 block of South State Road 15A in DeLand.
The victim told detectives a vehicle pulled up beside hers in the parking lot just before 10 p.m. as she sat in her driver’s seat. A male suspect reportedly opened her door, pointed a gun at her and demanded that she get out of the car, a 2010 Lexus. The suspect got into the driver’s seat and drove away from the scene.
The victim was not injured in the incident.
Shortly after 1 a.m., the Lexus was located in Seminole County and towed to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office evidence facility.
This investigation is ongoing. More information will be provided when it becomes available.
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