Assistance Identifying Burglary Suspect

                                                                                                               NEWS RELEASE #: 16-226 - DECEMBER 6, 2016

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for assistance identifying the suspect who burglarized a Sarasota home on November 23.

The incident occurred between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., at a home in the 5000 block of Olive Avenue. Surveillance video captured the suspect pacing through the living room before stealing several personal items, cash and jewelry. The suspect appears to have tattoos on his left bicep and on the back of his neck. At the time of the crime, he was wearing gloves, a Nike Air t-shirt, athletic shorts and a hat.

Anyone with information should contact Criminal Investigations at 941.861.4932 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County by calling 941.366.TIPS (8477), online at Surveillance video of the incident can be viewed on the sheriff's office YouTube channel at