$5K worthof swords, knives stolen from DeLand home, police say

No arrests made in home burglary of thousands of knives, swords


DeLAND, Fla. – DeLand Police say $5,000 worth of swords and knives were stolen out of a couple's home.

The couple told officers they were in the process of moving from the Frankfort street home when they came home to their front door wide open with pry marks along door jamb.

Nearly 1,000 to 1,500 knives and swords were missing from a locked up wooden cabinet.

Jeff Dill of Stone Mountain Guns and Gold has quite the collection of swords and knives. He says if someone came in wanting to pawn or sell $5,000 worth of swords, a red flag would be raised very high.

Dill takes their fingerprints and has the person pawning goods fill out paper work and files them away.

"By 6 p.m. every day it's electronically downloaded to the sheriff's office, so there is someone in the sheriff's office constantly watching, to match up property versus property thefts,", said Dill.

Since the sword theft, the victims have moved out of the home.

DeLand Police have not made an arrest and so far, no swords or knives have turned up at any local pawn shops.