17 burglaries reported in Flagler after Hurricane Matthew

Detectives in Flagler County are investigating 14 burglaries to homes and three to businesses in the days after Hurricane Matthew tore through the area.

In two cases, residents' generators were stolen. One was valued at $1,200 and had just been turned off.

The burglars would usually target homes between Oct. 7 and Oct. 9 and it was usually homes whose occupants had evacuated ahead of the storm.

Suspects would kick in damaged front doors or shatter back sliding glass doors to get in, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office says in a release.

Burglaries happened in Palm Coast and Bunnell.

The three commercial buildings hit were:

  • Robert Weidig Gunsmith in Palm Coast where 41 guns were stolen
  • Cricket Wireless on Palm Coast Parkway where two deposit bags and petty cash was stolen
  • Mobil gas station on State Road 100 in Palm Coast was hit, but that's still under investigation

Authorities are asking for your help to solve these burglaries. If you could offer a description of suspects or vehicles involved, say something.

You can reach the sheriff's office at 386-313-4911. To remain anonymous and receive possible cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-8477.

(© 2016 WTLV)


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