Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Sarasota Police Attempt to Identify Robbery Suspect
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect who was caught on camera New Year’s Eve morning.
The suspect entered the Colonial Laundry and Dry Cleaning, 290 North Lime Avenue, Sarasota, at approximately 8 a.m., December 31, 2018. The suspect is seen on camera walking into the business and speaking with the victim. A short time later, the suspect shows the victim a note that implies for the victim to give her all the money she has.
The suspect is believed to be female, between 5’10” and 6’0” tall, last seen wearing a red and white track suit, sunglasses and a wig. The suspect put on a clear Halloween mask while inside the business. The suspect took an unknown amount of cash before fleeing on foot northbound on Aspinwall Street.
Video of the incident can be found on the Sarasota Police Department YouTube page at https://youtu.be/TA98WRu3sfg
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Detective Jessica Sullivan at 941-954-7076 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com