Retail Theft
June 21, 2019

STATUS: SOLVED
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a retail theft that occurred at Wal-Mart, located at 4150 S Tamiami Trail, in Venice.  
 
On 06/16/19, at approximately 3:00 am, the pictured unknown male suspect entered the Venice Wal-Mart and stole six (6) camera security systems.  The suspect was able to remove the security devices from the boxes.  He then concealed the items in a backpack and exited the store bypassing all points of sale.
 
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477),  or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.
 
Reference SSO Case Number 19-49447
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Armed Robbery
May 30, 2019

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred at Subway, located at 5708 Clark Rd, in Sarasota on 05/28/19 at 9:43pm.

The suspect entered the store and approached the register. He pointed a handgun at the employee, handed him a backpack and instructed him to put money into it. He left the area southbound on foot.
 

The suspect was described as a white male approximately 25 years old, 5’10” - 6'0", 175 lbs., wearing a light colored bandana as a mask, dark clothing, gloves, a backpack, and carrying a silver handgun. This appears to be the same suspect that committed an armed robbery at Chick-Fil-A on Fruitville Rd.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477),  or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.
 
Reference SSO Case Number 19-43291
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Armed Robbery
May 10, 2019

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an armed robbery at the Chick-Fil-A located at 5384 Fruitville Road.  On 5/10/19 at approximately 10:11 p.m. a white male suspect entered and displayed a silver/chrome semi-automatic pistol demanding money.  The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
 
The suspect is described as a W/M, late 20’s early 30’s, 6’00 slim built, slight facial hair, wearing a dark colored jacket, dark colored pants, black cap with the letter ‘S’ on the front (Superman logo). Yellow bandana across his face and wearing black gloves. 
 
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477),  or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com
 
ref SSO c#19-37982
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Murder
March 12, 2019

STATUS: SOLVED

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a murder.

On Friday, March 8th 2019, Christopher R Ramos was found murdered inside his home in the 2100 block of Banneker Way in Newtown Estates.  The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information regarding this case please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you are eligible for up to a $3,000 reward and will remain anonymous.

You can submit a tip via your mobile device as well, by downloading the "P3" app.

Ref SSO 19-19123

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Theft / Fraudulent Use of Credit Card
March 05, 2019

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating two Thefts and a Fraudulent Use of Credit Card that occurred in February.

 

On 2/16/2019, a victim's credit card was stolen from his locked locker at Planet Fitness in Venice.  The pictured unknown male subject attempted to use the stolen credit card at the Target in Venice which was declined.  Then on 2/17/2019, a second victim had his credit card stolen from his locked locker at L.A. Fitness in Venice. The same subject who attempted to use the stolen credit card on 2/16/2019, used this victim's credit card at the Target in Venice, the Walmart in Osprey and the Best Buy in Sarasota. 

 

If you have any information on the pictured subject, please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.  Reference Case Numbers 19-13432 & 19-15072

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Venice Police Department - Attempted Homicide
February 28, 2019

The Venice Police Department is currently investigating an Attempted Homicide that occurred on 02/25/2019.  An unknown suspect approached the victim on his lunch break at PGT (1070 Technology Drive, Venice Florida 34292) and called him a snitch before shooting him in the leg and hand. The suspect was described as a White Male, approximately 5’9”, average build, wearing a black hoodie, oversized sunglasses, and wearing green and black PGT gloves. The victim identified the firearm used as a short-barrel revolver.

 

If you have any information please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.  Reference VPD Case Number 19-000452



North Port PD - Attempt to ID Suspect in Vehicle Burglaires
February 05, 2019

The pictured unknown male subject was caught on surveillance video breaking into an unlocked vehicle on Michaeler St in North Port on 01/10/19 at 03:05 hrs.  He is described as 5’8” – 5’10”, wearing a thick winter jacket and a ball cap.

 

If you have any information on the suspect, please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

 

Reference North Port PD Case Number 2019-01-0559.

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