Daytona Beach Police are looking for a man selling computers who they say robbed a person at gunpoint Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a Target store. Daytona Beach Police spokesperson Jimmie Flynt says the man initially approached a couple people in the Best Buy parking lot near Williamson Boulevard and West International Speedway Boulevard Friday around 4:15 p.m. He asked if they were interested in buying some excess computers from his business. The two people looked at a couple computers in the man’s car and decided not to buy them. However, they changed their minds and met the man at the Target parking lot this time around 30 minutes later. Police say the man handed them two FedEx boxes that were said to contain computers. When the purchasers started to check the contents of the boxes, police say the seller “…brandished a black unknown style handgun…” and told them to give him the money. Police say he took around $750 and then fled in the car, driving west out of the Target parking lot at a high rate of speed.
About an hour earlier Friday, a woman also told police that she had been approached by a man selling computers in the parking lot of the Sav-A-Lot at 288 North Nova Road. The woman paid $400 for the computers, but when she checked the boxes when she got home, they only contained glass and advertisements with an extension cord in bubble wrap.
Daytona Beach Police say the incidents may be part of a national theft ring operation, and warn that the men are considered armed and dangerous.
The man from the Target incident is described as a black male, 20-25 years old, around 5-6 to 5-8 in height with a medium complexion. Police say he had short hair, and wore a gray golf-style hat, dark jeans and an unknown color of shirt. He was said to be driving a black four-door sedan with a missing right front hubcap (see the photo with this story).
The man at the Sav-A-Lot incident was described as a black male, 6-0 to 6-2 in height, with short black hair and a goatee, wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans. He was also said to have eight gold teeth. The victim in the case also said there might have been a handgun in the man’s car, a small four-door dark blue Chevy.
Police say if you come in contact with the suspects or vehicles matching the descriptions, you can call Detective W. Brown at 671-5238 and send any photos obtained to firstname.lastname@example.org
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