DELTONA, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A home invasion was thwarted by the person inside.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says that a home invasion took place at a Crawford Court home in Deltona just after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A male resident, 26, was awakened by someone in his living room trying to remove a television from the wall. The resident confronted one suspect, described as a young black male dressed in dark clothing, who then attacked the resident, tackling him to the floor. After a brief struggle, the suspect fled on foot.
They say that the suspect had gained access to the home through the unsecured garage. The residents had forgotten to close their garage door before going to bed. The investigation showed the suspect had removed a firearm and Playstation from the living room and loaded it into one of the victims' unlocked vehicles in the driveway. Keys to the vehicle were lying on a table in plain view in the home.
Neither the male resident or his live-in girlfriend was injured in the incident, reports the sheriff's office.
Officials are not sure what the suspect took off with or where the suspect is, but the Volusia County Sheriff's Office is looking for him. They are working to get a description of the suspect and the sheriff's office does not believe that the victim and suspect knew each other.
Anyone with additional information about this home invasion is asked to call the VCSO non-emergency number at (386) 248-1777. Or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS) or via online HERE. You could be eligible for a cash reward