Beach safety patrol reports thefts in area of Bandshell on the World's Most Famous Beach® in Daytona

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This map shows the location of the Daytona Beach Bandshell as shown in this photo as well, in the vicinity of where Volusia County Beach Safety Patrols reported thefts on Friday, Nov. 27. The Volusia County public safety agency did not elaborate as to how many or what kind of thefts were reported.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- On this Black Friday, one day removed from Thanksgiving, an official with the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue said there were reports of thefts in the vicinity of the Daytona Beach Bandshell.

"With large crowds in for the holidays, we had a few theft calls in the Daytona band-shell area," said Capt. Aaron Jenkins of the Volusia County Beach Safety in a 4:43 p.m. Friday email to Headline Surfer® and other Central Florida media outlets. He did not elaborate as to how many and what kinds of thefts in particular his agency had received complaints about. Attempts to reach Jenkins or others in the Volusia County law enforcement agency after 6 p.m. were unsuccessful. 

"With large crowds in for the holidays, we had a few theft calls in the Daytona band-shell area," said Capt. Aaron Jenkins of the Volusia County Beach Safety in a 4:43 p.m. Friday email to Headline Surfer® and other Central Florida media outlets. He did not elaborate as to how many and what kinds of thefts in particular his agency had received complaints about. Attempts to reach Jenkins or others in the Volusia County law enforcement agency after 6 p.m. were unsuccessful. 

In terms of surf conditions, Jenkins reported "red" flags were flown in reference to extremely dangerous rip current and surf conditions, but added in the email, "We did not have any major water related incidents. The beach was closed to vehicles in the morning hours due to high tide and surf, we would later reopen around noon. We do expect more of the same for (Saturday).

Jenkins added that in New Smyrna Beach, a large coast guard marker buoy (20 by 6 feet) washed onto the shore, but didn't say where specifically along the New Smyrna Beach coastline. The Coast Guard was making arrangements to get it back out east of Ponce Inlet, he added.

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