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12/3/2014 - RETAIL THEFT – ULTA
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On 12/03/14 between 1815 hrs. and 1830 hrs., the subjects pictured above stole $1,400.00 worth of perfume from Ulta located at 18395 Tamiami Trl, NP. Video surveillance indicates that they worked together by texting back and forth. The store manager discovered items missing while doing inventory.

The manager was advised by Loss Prevention that the same couple have stolen from another Ulta location recently. If you have any information please contact Crime Stoppers.

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10/26/2014 - Theft of Gold Coins
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Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for help from the public identifying four people believed to be involved in a major coin theft over the weekend.

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, Sarasota Police officers were dispatched to the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota in reference a grand theft of coins.  Officers were told by the victim the theft occurred sometime between Saturday, October 25th at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Surveillance video from inside the Auditorium, which can be viewed at shows four subjects entering the coin show.  One subject walks through the show and after a few vendors have left, the subject approaches a table, places a bag on the table and removes multiple gold coins.  Then all four subjects leave. 

Several minutes later, two of the four subject return, return to the same table as before, remove more items and leaves again.  These two subjects are described as:  Subject 1: Hispanic male, 5’9” and believed to be between 30 and 39 years old.  Subject 2:  Hispanic male, 5’3” – 5’4” and heavy set.  All of the subjects appear to be working together.  The coins are valued at between $50,000 and $100,000.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS (8477) or give a tip below

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9/29/2014 - Fraudulent Cash Withdrawal
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Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a man caught on surveillance camera at a Wells Fargo in Sarasota making a fraudulent cash withdraw.

On September 29, 2014, the man in the photos walked into the Wells Fargo at 2891 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota and fraudulently made a large cash withdraw from a business account of a business that is out of Maryland. The suspect presented a California ID card with his picture on it but the name on the ID was my victim’s name. A second form of ID in the victim’s name was presented as well. The suspect is described as a white male, in his 40’s, short brown hair, 6 feet, thin build and last seen wearing a dark button down shirt and dark slacks.

Anyone with information is encouraged to GIVE A TIP!

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9/27/2014 - WHO IS THIS THIEF?
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Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for help from the public to identify a woman who is a suspect in a wallet theft and credit card fraud case. 

The suspect removed a wallet from a woman’s purse inside Bounce Down Under at 935 North Beneva Road in Sarasota on September 27, 2014 and then used the victim’s credit cards at two local Wal-Mart stores.

The video from one of the Wal-Mart stores can be viewed at In the video, the woman is seen walking in the front doors, purchasing baby items and then walking out.  The woman is described as white female in her 30’s with light blonde hair and a mark or tattoo on her upper left arm.  The woman was last seen wearing a white tank top and dark hair.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call  Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS (8477)  OR Give A tip Below

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9/16/2014 - GRAND THEFT
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Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking the public for assistance in identifying a man seen on surveillance video stealing a home theater system from K-Mart, 501 North Beneva Road, Sarasota.

On September 16, 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the man seen in the photos attached, walked into the K-Mart and took a ‘Nakamichi Sound Bar’ Home Theater System without paying.

The suspect was last seen wearing a white polo shirt with blue horizontal stripes and a dark colored ball cap.  He was last seen getting into a maroon older model (possibly late 80’s – 90’s) 4-door sedan.  He was last seen the company of an unknown female.

Anyone with information is encouraged to give a tip below.

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9/9/2014 - Help Identify Suspects with Counterfeit Cash
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The Sarasota County Sheriff`s Office is asking the public to help identify a woman who passed counterfeit bills at the Osprey Wal-Mart and another person of interest in the case.

On September 5, around 11:30 p.m., a Hispanic female in her 30`s wearing a black dress and flip flops paid for a cart-full of health and beauty items with three $100 counterfeit bills. The cashier tested the bills at the time with a bleach pen and didn`t notice they were fake, but management discovered them the next morning.

Surveillance video showed the suspect was accompanied by a Hispanic male, also in his 30`s, wearing a tan cargo shirt and jeans, He is a person of interest in this case.

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9/6/2014 - Burglary Suspect
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The Sarasota County Sheriff`s Office is asking the public for help identifying a man on surveillance video entering a private condominium and trying to break into cars.

In the early morning hours of Monday, September 6, the suspect tried to kick in an entry door to the Siesta Gulf View Condominiums before gaining access to the garage area somehow. He tried several door handles before breaking into an unlocked Toyota Camry, ransacking the vehicle and stealing about $10 in loose change. He left the parking garage several hours later.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s with close cropped light brown hair and tattoos on both arms. He wore a dark shirt in the parking garage but took it off and had it over his shoulder when he is seen exiting the elevator.

Anyone with information is asked to Give a tip below

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The suspect shown is possibly responsible for 4 21V’s in the Strathmore Garden Apartments and nearby neighborhood that occurred last Thursday 8/28 at 0200 hrs. The X17 is described as a WM Early 20’s, 510/150 LSW a ball cap sideways, glasses, backpack, green t-shirt, black shorts, black shoes. If anyone recognizes the suspect please "Give a Tip" below

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8/26/2014 - Need To Identify
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Can you identify this person?

The surveillance footage shows him using a stolen debit/credit card at the Chase Bank – 401 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice. If you know this person Give a Tip!

You may get more $$ than he did #dumbcriminals

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Attempt to ID – The pictured female walked out of Wal-Mart with 2 Vizio TV’s. She got into the white 4dr vehicle shown, where an unknown male subject was waiting for her. If you know this person please leave a tip.

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8/10/2014 - GRAND THEFT
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On 08/10/14 at 0150 hrs, the above w/m subject was caught on surveillance video stealing the victim’s purse at Linksters Tap Room, 4371 Aidan Ln, North Port.

The victim stated the w/m subject approached her and started a conversation and was "eyeing" her purse all night, which was on top of the table near the pool table. She advised that she walked away for less than three minutes and when she came back he was gone and so was the purse. The male slowly walked towards the purse, leaned over it, held it to his stomach and walked out of the bar.

The subject is described as a white male in his mid-late 20`s with short brown/blonde hair, wearing a gray shirt, black basketball shorts and black sneakers. And carrying a woman`s purse!

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7/12/2014 - *** HIT & RUN FATALITY ***
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On July 12, at around 10:15 am. The victim`s motorcycle was stopped in traffic westbound on Bee Ridge road at Lockwood Ridge. As he began to enter the intersection he was struck by a second vehicle.

The victim was dragged several hundred feet before the two vehicles became separated, and died as a result of his injuries. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene. Below is a similar looking vehicle believed to be the hit & run vehicle.

If you have any information regarding this crime, vehicle, or its driver, Please give a tip below.

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