Sarasota Police Investigating Armed Robbery

SARASOTA, Fla. – July 2, 2015 – 6 p.m.

Sarasota Police Officers are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at North Trail Liquors, 3428 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery in progress. The clerk told Officers a male suspect entered the store, implying he had a firearm. The suspect went from the front of the store to behind the counter and demanded cash. The clerk gave the suspect an unknown amount of cash and the suspect fled the store.

The suspect was last seen wearing a mask, hat, bandana, a black t-shirt with a face picture on the front and gray long shorts. He’s believed to be between the ages of 25 and 30.

Video of the armed robbery and the suspect then running through a nearby parking lot can be viewed at http://youtu.be/_SUq931G9F8

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Darrell Nixon at 941-954-7078 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com