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9/17/2014 - Woman caught on camera stealingSOLVED
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Detectives attempting to identify woman caught on camera stealing a circuit breaker

SARASOTA, Fla. – September 17, 2014 – 11:45 a.m. Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are attempting to identify a woman who was seen on camera walking up to an electrical box at the Bullet Hole at 330 South Orange Avenue in Sarasota and stealing a circuit breaker on August 30, 2014.

Surveillance video, which can be viewed at,

The woman is seen walking through the rear parking lot and lifting the metal flip box and pulling out a circuit breaker from the box. The woman has shoulder length blonde hair and was last seen wearing a blue shirt, white shorts, white sneakers and carrying a red backpack.

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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On 07/03/14 the above pictured subject used two stolen credit cards to purchase $1600 in merchandise at the Target store located at 5350 Fruitville Road. The same subject later made two unsuccessful attempts at the Target store located at 101 N. Cattlemen. The white female suspect is believed to be in her 20`s approximately 5`5" tall and approximately 130 pounds with a light complexion, dyed red hair wearing black tank top and jean shorts.


The suspect left the scene as a passenger in a 2005-2007 gray Toyota Highlander with a sunroof, roof rack and rear spoiler bearing an unknown tag on a white background.


If you have any information about the suspect or the vehicle, Please give a tip below.

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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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7/10/2014 - CELL PHONE THIEF
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On 07/10/14 at around 4:30 pm, the victim was making a food purchase at the Publix Supermarket located at 17179 Tamiami Trail when he set his cell phone down directly below the credit card reader.

After the victim left, the pictured individual was observed on video surveillance taking the telephone and placing it in his pocket. The suspect appears to be white male with a dark colored beard and multiple tattoos. He appeared to be in his middle twenties.

If you can identify this suspect, please give a tip below

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6/24/2014 - Lottery Ticket Thieves
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On Monday at the 7-11, 5754 Clark Rd, male X17 reached over the counter and stole four lottery tickets.  One was a winner and male X17 redeemed it at Publix at Laurel/US41.

Can you identify these two? If so give a tip below.

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The pictured suspects fraudulently used debit cards at Walgreens, 5800 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota. The charges amounted to over $300.

Do you know this well dressed thief?

Do you know the female in the dark shirt behind her?

If you do, please give a tip below.

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