2 men sought in recent DeLand car break-ins
Men spotted breaking into cars on Stevens, Raymore, Talton avenues
DeLAND, Fla. – Emily Gallagher said she couldn't find the keys to her car Thursday morning. That's when she noticed something unusual.
"Thank God I didn't have my house key on this key set. I have it on the other one," Gallagher said. "Some of the neighbors have said that they, it was a white truck and they were over here down at the end of the road for 10 minutes or so."
Deputies said two men were spotted breaking into cars on Stevens, Raymore and Talton avenues overnight. Most of those cars were left unlocked.
Gallagher thinks they were trying to steal her car but couldn't because of the flat tire.
"I've left my car unlocked for forever, you know, but we haven't had a problem," Gallagher said.
Another woman who was exercising in her backyard said she heard some noise and went to check it out. Deputies said she saw a man in her driveway trying to break in to her car and yelled at him. That's when he ran to a getaway car and fired multiple shots.
"I was up with him changing him, giving him a bottle and I heard a couple gunshots and I thought that was pretty strange that early in the morning," neighbor Jesse Pronovose said.
But they weren't the only ones targeted. News 6 found Albert Barkus washing the fingerprints off his girlfriend's car after detectives dusted it for evidence.
"She just noticed that the glove box was open and everything was out of it on the seat," Barkus said.
Barkus said they only got away with a pair of sunglasses.
Detectives are looking for two men in their early 20s in a Ford pickup truck.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
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