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On 03/27/14 at 02:20 hrs, A male subject was caught on surveillance video walking up to Michelangelo’s Pizzeria, 1091 S. Toledo Blade Blvd, NP.

 He used a hammer to break three windows at the front of the store and left the area in the direction of the parking lot. He is described as a stocky w/m wearing a dark shirt and long dark shorts. The suspect`s face is covered by a sign on the window and he also covered his face.

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3/25/2014 - Robbery by Sudden Snatching
Crime Stoppers of Sarasota is offering a reward for the identification and arrest of the subjects responsible for a robbery by sudden snatching.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identity two male subjects believed to be responsible for a “robbery by sudden snatching” which occurred on Wednesday 03/19 in the parking lot of the Beall’s Outlet store on Cattleman Rd in Sarasota.

Witnesses say that one white male and one black male had been approaching females in the parking lot of Beall’s Outlet, asking to use their phone. The two then approached an elderly couple exiting the store. The white male grabbed the elderly female victim’s purse, knocking her down and causing her to hit her head. The two subjects then fled on foot to a waiting silver, 4-door Saturn driven by a third subject, believed to be a white female with straight hair. The white male is described as having a dark crew cut and wearing a red basketball type jersey with the number 42 in white on the back. The black male was wearing what appeared to be a dark shirt and long dark shorts.
Individuals wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 366-TIPS (8477). Report online at:, or send an anonymous text message to: C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) keyword TIP109. 

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Two women steal four diamonds rings from Silverberg Jewelry Store

SARASOTA, Fla. - February 28, 2014 - 8:30 a.m.

The Sarasota Police Department is searching for two women believed to have worked together to distract store employees at Silverberg Jewelry Store and steal four diamond rings.

On February 22, 2014 at about 4:40 p.m., the two women walked into the Silverberg Jewelry Store, 3800 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  Working together, one woman distracted store employees while the other reached behind an unsecured display and stole four diamond rings.

The suspects are described as: Suspect 1:
*       Black female
*       5`10" - 6` in height
*       Thin with dark skin
*       Hair described as straight and in disarray
*       Jamaican accent
*       Possibly wearing white shirt with purse strapped across her body
Suspect 2:
*       Black female
*       5`2" in height
*       Heavy set with dark skin
*       Curly, longer hair with red highlights, pulled back in a ponytail
*       Heavy makeup
*       Possibly wearing a plaid type shirt with purse strapped across her body

At this time, there is no vehicle description and detectives are working to obtain better video surveillance.  Three still frames from video surveillance are attached.

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On 12/28/13 at 1616 hours, the victim’s credit card was fraudulently used at the Home Depot located at 18000 Tamiami Trl, NP, in the amount of $519.23. The victim did not make or authorize this transaction and he is still in possession of his HSBC Visa credit card. The victim lives in Fort Myers, FL.

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10/3/2013 - Bank Robbery
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On October 3, 2013 at 4:23 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to a bank robbery at Fifth Third Bank, 4421 South Florida Avenue. The suspect entered the bank, produced a handgun and demanded money from the teller. The suspect left the bank with an undetermined amount of cash and no one saw if he left on foot or got into a vehicle. No one was injured during the robbery and the Violent Crimes Detectives responded to investigate the robbery. 
The suspect is described as:
• a white male, approx. 50 years of age
• wearing a blue hat with "New York" on the front and a pair of sunglasses
• Approx. 5` 10" and 160 lbs
• Blue short sleeve shirt and blue pants. 
• unshaven 
Anyone with information on the identification of this individual is asked to contact Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Heartland Crime Stoppers 1-800-226-8477.

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