Two suspects were arrested Friday after deputies connected them to the theft of more than $14,000 from a DeLand ATM, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s detectives hope to link the pair to three other similar burglaries, said Laura Williams, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
Mackenzie Jones, 37, and Anthony Kimbell, 38, both of Davenport, were arrested Friday in Polk County and taken to the Polk County jail. Bail was set at $25,000 for each suspect. As of Tuesday afternoon, Kimbell has been released; Jones remains in custody.
Williams said deputies were called to a burglary in progress on June 21 at the Winners Circle, 1250 S. State Road 15A, just before 3 a.m. Thieves had smashed a glass window of the business and used power tools to break into the ATM inside.
The suspects fled before deputies arrived.
“However, thanks to blood evidence left behind by one suspect who was apparently cut during the break-in, evidence was collected and submitted to state crime officials in hopes of a DNA match,” Williams said. “Recently the results came back, prompting detectives to secure arrest warrants for the two suspects."
In investigating the burglary, detectives learned the two suspects were seen at the Winners Circle a few hours before the incident — apparently “casing” the business.
Williams said one person matched a suspect description from the burglary; that and crime-scene processing led to Jones’ arrest. Kimbell was positively identified by the DNA match.
Three other similar DeLand-area burglaries are also under investigation.