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Lexus Driving Suspect Arrested in Burglary of 88-Year-Old Woman and Cash at the Nautilus

| June 14, 2013

Steven Shurr of Flagler Beach was arrested in Bunnell and charged with two burglaries Thursday.

Steven Shurr of Flagler Beach was arrested in Bunnell and charged with two burglaries Thursday.

Selling the Lexus might have been more lucrative.

Steven E. Shurr, a 42-year-old resident of Flagler Beach, was arrested Thursday in Bunnell and charged with robbing an 88-year-old woman of her jewelry in Flagler Beach, then robbing the office of the Nautilus condominiums at the south end of town.

Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies, working swiftly with Bunnell police, were able to string together a couple of leads and make a key phone call before pulling Shurr over as he drove the Lexus at the corner of North Booe and U.S. 1 in Bunnell.

Thursday morning, a deputy responded to a burglary at one of the units of the Nautilus, where Barbara McGrew, the caretaker for the 88-year-old woman, told the deputy that while she’d been helping the woman get out of bed, she noticed that her jewelry box was missing. The box was eventually found in a different room, but it was empty. The woman’s wallet was also missing $40. The front door to the woman’s condo is usually left unlocked at night because of her age–to make it easier for police or rescue personnel to get in, should there be an emergency. The victim herself cannot move around the apartment without help.

While at the Nautilus, the office manager of the condominiums told the deputy that someone had broken into the office, stolen a computer and $1,200 in cash. Linda Parker, the office manager, told deputies that security cameras could identify the suspect–and did. When the deputy was able to see the footage a little after noon, “you could clearly see [Shurr] breaking into the office and walking out with the computer and a container that was holding the $1,200 in cash,” the deputy wrote in Shurr’s arrest report.

The victim’s roommate, the report states, was also at the Nautilus, and somehow knew that Shurr was at a pawn shop in Bunnell.


An employee at the Lucky Gold Buyer’s Pawn Shop confirmed that Shurr was there, trying to pawn some jewelry. The employee told Shurr that she’d have to go to the bank to retrieve money for the jewelry. Meanwhile, detective and deputy drove the 12 miles to Bunnell (or more likely sped there) and with Bunnell police’s help, conducted a traffic stop on Shurr.

The jewelry in his possession turned out to be the 88-year-old woman’s: they were identified with pictures police took of the loot. Nautilus staff told police that they would also have surveillance footage showing Shurr coming off the older victim’s floor
“with his pants pockets full.”

Friday evening, Shurr remained at the Flagler County jail, charged with one count of burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, theft, dealing in stolen property and grand theft. Bond is set at $14,500.

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8 Responses for “Lexus Driving Suspect Arrested in Burglary of 88-Year-Old Woman and Cash at the Nautilus”

  1. ScotchRox says:

    How did he gain entrance to the Nautilus in the first place?
    Was he a resident?
    How did the roommate know the suspect was at a pawn shop in Bunnell?
    Something doesn’t sound right about this story…

  2. Ron Hubbard says:

    Bond is only $14,500? The lousy thief can sell his ill gotten bootie and have enough loot to pay off his bond and get out of jail. Robbers/burglars/thieves are dangerous and should suffer high bail requirements to keep them off the streets.

  3. firestar says:

    i pray shurr finds the guidance and helps he needs…

  4. Maryjoe says:

    “The front door to the woman’s condo is usually left unlocked at night because of her age–to make it easier for police or rescue personnel to get in, should there be an emergency. The victim herself cannot move around the apartment without help.” Say WHAT? She’s left alone?? Omg.

  5. Ralph Belcher says:

    Should the perp be found guilty, perhaps our legal system can add community service to his sentence such as having to change the severly soiled diapers of 10,000 seniors. Right now he’s innocent until proven guilty, and this one likely will be a slam-dunk for the State Attorney’s office.

  6. mike says:

    This guy is my uncle and let me tell you he has been in prison most of his life and cannot function in society and prison is where he belongs. From stealing my grandparents vehicles to stealing from my brother its been apparent that the state penetentiary is where he he belongs and to all the people he stole from I’m sorry.

    • Are you serious says:

      Its refreshing for a family member to comment and actually be accountable for actions. I say thanks, even if no one else does…most would be on here making excuses and defending actions….well done young man.

  7. A.S.F. says:

    Mr. Shurr appears to have racked up a variety of charges over time in multiple municipalities and states. Has he no parole or probationary restrictions hanging over him at this time? If he does, no matter what state they originate from, he should be required to fulfill them. The court should look into that, in addition to whatever consequences may accrue from this latest charge.

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