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Video shows burglars breaking into Volusia home, stealing beef jerky

Debit card, work binder, checkbook also stolen, homeowner says


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A bizarre break-in at a Daytona Beach has left the homeowner fearing for his safety and hoping surveillance video will catch the culprits before they strike again.

"I'm assuming they busted this, couldn't get in and went around to the back door," said homeowner Ed Roberts.

Once inside, surveillance video showed the crooks rummaged through Roberts' home while he was on an emergency work call around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

"Couch cushions, everything was turned up. They had been in all the rooms. My bedroom was completely ransacked," he said.

Roberts said the crooks took off with an old debit card, empty check book, old cellphone, his work binder and a bag of beef jerky. While Roberts said they didn't take expensive items, he's suffering financially, being a handyman and losing his important documents.

"I can't call the people,  I can't do anything because it's all in that book. You know they kind of hurt me in that aspect, took money from me that way," he said.

He said the crooks also left him nervous to be in his own home.

"You feel violated. Someone's been in your home and went through your stuff you know. It's kind of an uncomfortable feeling," said Roberts.

Roberts hopes the video and picture of one of the men, will help police track them down.

"Hope someone will recognize this guy and come forward so we can have justice here," he said.


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