Authorities say they've contacted 20 people in connection with the dog fighting ring, but all 20 have denied being directly involved, claiming they were spectators.
Florida has some of the toughest animal cruelty laws in the country. Even attending a dog fight in the state is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison, but so far no arrests have been announced. The Dodo has reached out to police for comment and will update this story if we learn more.
"It's going to be quite an involved investigation simply because of the number of people and what was going on there," a Putnam County Sheriff's Office spokesperson told WCJB-TV. "We have to be able to prove that the people were there watching the dog fight and not doing anything else, and when they all run into the woods in the middle of the night, that's a bit of a problem."
Authorities say investigations into both incidents are ongoing. Anyone with information about the robbery or the dog fight off Azalea Lane in west Putnam County can contact the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.