The burglar smashed a glass door Nov. 26 and stole two Merit Megatouch gaming systems.
Someone broke into Palm Coast Lanes early the morning of Monday, Nov. 26, and stole two video gaming systems worth a combined $6,000. Each of the gaming systems also had about $800 in cash inside.
A Flagler Sheriff's Office sergeant was driving on Old Kings Road at about 5:40 a.m. Nov. 26 when he heard an alarm sounding from the bowling alley.
He turned into the parking lot, and saw that a glass door to the building was smashed and slightly open. Other deputies were called to the scene, cleared the building — no one was inside — and contacted the assistant manager, who arrived and pulled up the bowling alley's security camera video.
The video showed that at 5:33 a.m., a man in jeans and a light-colored zip-up jacket kicked the glass door until it shattered. He crawled inside, went straight to the alley's two Merit Megatouch gaming systems — each worth about $3,000 — unplugged them, and then walked them, one after the other, out through the door he'd smashed. The damage to the door was estimated at about $700.
The burglar left in what looked like an older white or silver truck.