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Armed Burglary at B-Section Home Forces Indian Trails and Belle Terre Schools on Lockdown

| September 5, 2017

The duplex where the alleged armed robbery took place this morning.

The duplex where the alleged armed robbery took place this morning on Bunker Knolls Lane in Palm Coast.

An attempted armed robbery authorities are calling “brazen,” at a home in Palm Coast’s B-Section, forced Indian Trails Middle School and Belle Terre Elementary on lock-down this morning just as students were streaming in for the day.

The incident was reported at 8:19 a.m. It began at 15-B Bunker Knolls Lane, a duplex, when the resident heard the doorbell. The resident opened the door, and a man in a hooded sweatshirt put a gun in his face, according to a Flagler County Sheriff’s spokesperson.

The resident fled the house. “They’re not sure what this guy took, if anything,” the spokesperson said, describing the assailant as black, about 6 foot tall with short hair, and a dark hooded sweatshirt.

“They saw him running away from the house, so now we’ve set up a perimeter, we have the K-9s out there,” the spokesperson said. Flagler County Fire Flight, the emergency helicopter, has been called in to assist in the search.

The resident at the house cut his arm as he fled the house, but the injury does not apear to be directly related to the attempted robbery, which the sheriff’s office is currently categorizing as an armed burglary.

Indian Trails Middle School was immediately put on lockdown. Students were arriving at Belle Terre Elementary, where classes were to begin around 9 a.m. “They have all the deputies out there letting the kids into the school, then the school is on lockdown,” the spokesperson said.

The two schools were given the all-clear at 9:45 a.m. and resumed normal operations. The school at United Methodist Church had also been placed on lockdown, and that lockdown lifted at 9:45.

“They have not located the suspect but don’t believe he’s in that area” anymore, the sheriff’s spokesperson said at 10:15 a.m. “The dogs lost the track.”

The resident “said he had no idea who it was,” the spokesperson said of the alleged assailant. “He was definitely armed, he had a revolver.” The alleged assailant was seen fleeing behind the house.

The spokesperson described the attempted robbery as “pretty brazen.”

“It was right around school bus time. There were kids in the area,” the spokesperson said.

19 Responses for “Armed Burglary at B-Section Home Forces Indian Trails and Belle Terre Schools on Lockdown”

  1. Hopeful says:

    Wonder if this was drug related. Glad the person wasn’t seriously injured.

  2. kamamani says:

    Glad everyone is ok, but it sounds like there is more to the story…why did he choose that house versus others nearby that would appear to have more to offer to a burglar? How did the homeowner get away if the gun was pointed in his face? Just curious.

  3. Bc. says:

    Something very fishy here🐠

  4. Nearby neighbor says:

    I agree. I think it’s drug-related. Who answers their door with a knife ? Unless, you’re expecting something to go down … sounds like somebody owes somebody money. Thanks for blocking me off from returning home to my dogs

  5. Old Lady says:

    Troubling town we live in

  6. Veteran says:

    Nobody in their right mind opens the door to a man with a hooded sweatshirt in September. Somethings fishy.

  7. Captain Obvious says:

    Do you think he was robbing a drug dealer living in a low rent duplex, we don’t know what he was after. Bawahaha

  8. B section resident says:

    We all learned real quick what was going on but nothing since did they catch the person?

  9. Sw says:

    Never a dull moment

  10. Anonymous says:

    It was just an excuse not to go back to work today

  11. Anonymous says:

    who said anything about a knife?…

  12. Just the truth says:

    low life’s, Go help those in Texas and do some good in this world instead of being a criminal.

  13. Anonymous 2 says:

    Where did it say anything about a knife?

  14. Reasonable Doubt says:

    Right. Made me re-read the article.

  15. Chris says:

    The article didn’t have anything about a knife where did that come from ??? I also agree more to story!

  16. surprising says:

    The “B” section isnt what it use to be. burning get away cars and armed daytime burglaries… whats next?????

  17. Hopeful says:

    The burning car was in the Woodlands. Completely different area.

  18. Komodo Dragon says:

    You have got to be kidding. A random burglary at the early morning hours at this dilapidated looking duplex that needs a massive scrubbing and power washer at full swing to get the first layers of years long dirt and grime build up. A burglar(s) set his alarm to make sure that the time was not missed to steal a box spring on the floor, dust tumblers or maybe, umm, drugs.

    Nothing makes sense and if I drove by this crap of a place, I’d say the robbery is drug related as the external condition reads that way. Looks like the dilapidation in Bunnell, the drug hole, the spot, the den and maybe a kitchen for cooking the stuff.

  19. Komodo Dragon says:

    Hahaha, lol, Damn, I freaking knew it. Good for his ass and his landlord who may not be seeing rent. Pick your tenants appropriately. This is not Bunnell.

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