Deltona man arrested in DeLand armed theft, police seek accomplice

A man from Deltona, who robbed a hairdresser in DeLand in December and attacked him with brass knuckles, was caught on Wednesday, the police said. A second suspect is wanted.

Malik Sanchez, 22, was accused of carrying a hidden firearm, heavy battery with a deadly weapon, serious abuse of an elderly / disabled adult, and robbery with a lethal weapon. He was held in the Volusia County Branch Prison Thursday on bail for $ 42,500.

According to DeLand spokesman Chris Graham, Sanchez and Damian Crafton (29) are killed in the armed robbery of a hairdresser in front of the First Class Barber Shop on 120 East New York Ave. accused.

Police are looking for Crafton who they believe fled to Texas, Graham said.

On December 13th, Sanchez wears brass knuckles and hits the hairdresser several times in the head. Sanchez is then seen running across a parking lot behind Crafton, Graham said.

After the robbery, police received several tips to help identify the attackers, and technology was used to place Sanchez and Crafton at the scene of the attack using a surveillance video, Graham said.

When MPs arrested Sanchez on Wednesday, he had three firearms, including a semi-automatic pistol and a ski mask, in his vehicle, Graham said.

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