Attempt to Identify Armed Robbery Suspect

SARASOTA, FL. – February 8, 2017   – 3 p.m.

Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are attempting to identify an armed robbery suspect who showed a firearm and demanded cash at Family Dollar, 240 North Lime, Sarasota, at approximately 9:15 p.m. last night, Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  Video can be seen at

The suspect, who is described as a white male, thin build, last seen wearing dark clothing, sunglasses, dark mask and light colored shoes, displayed a black revolver with a wooden handle to a store clerk and demanded money.  The employee, who was not injured, gave the suspect an unknown amount of cash and the suspect then fled on foot.

Anyone with information on this case, please call Detective Maria Llovio at 941-364-7336 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at