Search for suspects who set off chemicals in World Golf Village
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office are looking for the people who've been setting off chemical reaction devices in World Golf Village.
The incidents happened within the last six months.
Detectives began investigating the first incident in November 2012. A device was placed in a dumpster in the parking lot of McDonald's at International Golf Parkway and SR 16. It was detonated as a victim drove past. The victim was not injured.
The latest incident happened Sunday in the King and the Bear Subdivision. One device was placed in a mailbox where it caused property damage when it exploded. A second device was discovered by a deputy patrolling the area.
Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office are investigating these incidents as experimental pranks. They say the chemical devices are too small to be considered bombs because they are typically small plastic bottles containing household chemicals. The devices can cause property damage or injure a person who comes into contact with them.
If you come across one of these chemical devices you're asked to call 911. If you know anything about the suspects involved in these incidents you call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477). You will remain anonymous and can receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.
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