Police: 250 Credentials Stolen from Daytona 500

by | February 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM | General

(Ap Photo/Glenn Smith)

Authorities are looking for someone who broke into the Guest Services trailer at Daytona International Speedway and confiscated 250 race credentials, according to a Daytona Beach police report.

Police are warning the public to be skeptical because the credentials could be sold on the street or over the Internet for thousands of dollars.

The report reveals that on Feb. 9, over 250 credentials — or limited access infield passes — were stolen, along with a flat-screen TV and computer.

A Speedway spokesperson, however, says that over 50 credentials have been returned to the facility.

This isn’t the first time a theft has taken place in a trailer or motor home at the Speedway during racing season. During the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona race in January, a suspect — who has not been caught — stole cash and credit cards from team crew members by breaking into a motor home.

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