The Volusia County deputies were able to apprehend an individual who tried breaking into an elderly couple’s home using the fingerprints he left on the doorbell. According to the suspect’s arrest warrant, the Volusia County Robber rang the doorbell to make sure no one is at home.
Volusia County Robber Wasn’t Wearing Any Gloves
Last week, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced that 41-year-old Jason Braun, an Edgewater resident, has been taken into custody and charged with attempted robbery.
According to the authorities, five months ago, an unknown individual tried gaining access inside an apartment owned by an 81-year-old man. Seeing that there’s no one home, Braun proceeded to break one of the home’s windows.
Unfortunately for Mr. Braun, the homeowner was inside the apartment and heard the commotion. Allegedly, the individual took out his gun and fired three or four shots towards Braun who was trying to enter the house via the broken window.
The suspect managed to escape before the authorities arrived. With very little information from the eyewitness, the authorities began searching the premises in an attempt to uncover a clue that might lead them to the perpetrator.
Upon penning down the 81-year-old man’s statement, he recalled hearing the doorbell ringing before seeing the suspect trying to break into the home. The forensic team managed to recover an undamaged set of prints from the man’s doorbell which were later sent to the lab for analysis.
Five months later, the results confirmed that the fingerprints matched Braun’s, who was wanted in connection with another burglary.
The suspect was taken into custody without any incidents. Later, the Volusia County robber confessed the deed and was booked into the county jail. The authorities charged Braun with trespassing and attempted robbery. Additional charges might be added after the investigation is completed.
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