When Robert Stump arrived for work at the Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club in Palm Coast at 6 Monday morning, he found the door to the pool office kicked in, and $75 missing from the cash register. The cash register drawer was on the floor.
The club had been the target of an overnight bruglary.
The pool office closed at 4 p.m. Sunday. No one was scheduled to be in the office after hours, Stump told a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy. Deputies canvassed the area without results. Stump told police he believes “some kids from the neighborhood are responsible.”
The club is owned and run by the Flagler County school district’s adult education division, generating revenue through memberships and day users of the swimming pool and the health club. The district had slated the facility for closure this year until a public effort and scaled back hours helped keep the club open.