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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.

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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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