Four arrested in motorbike business heist
(DeLand, FL) - Four people have been arrested in a motorbike shop heist as police continue to search for more who may be connected to the case.
On Saturday, March 23, police responded to DeLand Motorsports, 2610 South Woodland Boulevard, after owner Robert Stacy was alerted to a break-in at his business via live surveillance video. The video showed as many as 15 suspects had broken a glass window and were loading dirt bikes onto a U-Haul truck.
The U-Haul was found minutes later by a Volusia County deputy on State Road 472. As the deputy approached the truck, four males ditched it and got into another vehicle and fled westbound on Interstate 4. As a Florida Highway Patrol trooper attempted to pull over the suspect vehicle, most of the suspects in the car jumped out and fled on foot but were apprehended a short time later. They were booked into the Seminole County Jail before being transferred to Volusia County.
The suspects and their charges:
- Quayshaun Grace, 22, Orlando - Burglary of a structure with damage of more than $1,000
- Jaqyoune Adams, 23, Orlando - Burglary of a structure with damage of more than $1,000
- Jalen Thomas, 19, Orlando - Burglary of a structure with damage of more than $1,000
- Bobby James, 18, Orlando - Burglary of a structure with damage of more than $1,000
The value of the bikes, which were recovered though damaged, and the damage to the business and merchandise inside is estimated at more than $100,000.
Detectives believe the suspects may be part of a larger network out of Orlando and are continuing to follow up on leads to identify the other suspects.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
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