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21 Year-Old from Volusia County Arrested in Connection to Gas Station Armed Robbery

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PALM COAST – 21 year-old Collin Calvert has been arrested in connection to the December 19th armed robbery of the Mobil station on Pine Lakes Pkwy in Palm Coast. Calvert, a Volusia County resident, was initially taken in on unrelated charges by the Port Orange Police Department.

The investigation by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office began following the incident, which took place at 8:40 pm on the 19th. It continued until Thursday, when POPD detectives found data on Calvert’s phone linking him to the robbery. He had apparently taken a screenshot of a news article describing it.

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From here, FCSO detectives met Calvert in custody in Port Orange and interrogated him on his potential connection. It was determined by the FCSO from speaking with Calvert that he’d used a stolen AR-15 rifle to carry out the robbery, and then sold it for a profit after the fact. The AR-15, which was allegedly stolen in Volusia County, was already the subject of an investigation by the POPD and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).

Both Volusia and Flagler counties have charges against Calvert, and he’s being held at the Volusia Branch Jail as of Friday afternoon. He will soon be extradited to Flagler to face charges for the armed robbery. His bond in Volusia County is set at $250,000, and he’s also charged with felony possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. TR

    December 30, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Stupid is as stupid does.
    Glad he got caught and all departments hopefully will throw the book at him.

  2. The dude

    December 31, 2022 at 6:34 am

    Look at that mug. Floriduh grown for sure.

    • Doug

      December 31, 2022 at 12:25 pm

      So, you don’t know that the vast majority of current residents are from places other than Florida. Floriduh is not home grown.

  3. Richard Sawicki

    December 31, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    As I read the article, where is that AR-15 rifle? Is it in the hands of someone else who will use it to rob, or kill others? Let’s get that weapon off the streets NOW !!!

    • TR

      January 1, 2023 at 7:30 am

      It’s being detained by the police department in evidence, so it’s off the streets. It’s just waiting to be returned to it’s owner, which most likely will be awhile.

      • TR

        January 1, 2023 at 7:37 am

        JSYK, my first comment was sarcastic. According to the article it was sold. Doubt I believe that, but I’m sure it will turn up either by the buying returning it when he/she finds out it was stolen and used in a robbery, or it wasn’t really sold. But don’t be scared because the gun itself won’t do anything buy just lay wherever someone puts it until someone picks it up.

        I wish people would stop being afraid of guns and be more afraid of some people that handle them.

  4. Angela Brown

    December 31, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    SMH- 😞😞😞😞

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