Sarasota Police Attempt to Identify Armed Robbery Suspects

SARASOTA, FL. – June 19, 2017   – 11:30 a.m.

Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying two armed robbery suspects who demanded money from a bartender at Memories Lounge, 3428 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  The armed robbery occurred on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at approximately 1:30 a.m.  Video can be found at https://youtu.be/YQKC4x64B1I

Two males are seen on camera entering the lounge’s parking lot from the south east.  The suspects crossed the parking lot and ran through the front door of the lounge.  Once inside, one suspect, who appeared to be armed with a rifle, made his way towards the bar and demanded money from the bartender.  The suspect pushed the bartender to the cash register where he removed an unknown amount of cash.  The suspect also grabbed two bottles of alcohol before leaving the lounge.  The second suspect was out of camera view during this time.  Both suspects were seen leaving through the back parking lot, on foot.

The suspects are described as:

First Suspect: Black male, between 25 and 35 years of age, 5'8"-5'10", muscular build, long black goatee or beard, brown eyes and black hair.  He was last seen wearing a black beanie cap, gray hoodie, black shorts, black string backpack on his chest, black socks, and tan/white shoes.  He was armed with a rifle.    

Second Suspect: Black male, between 25 and 35 years of age, thin build, approximately 6'0”.  Last seen wearing a black hoodie, black long pants or jeans and black shoes.  He was armed with a shotgun. 

Anyone with information on this case, please call Detective Dustin Luciano at 941-780-2646 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com           

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