Armed Robbery Investigation

                                                                                                               NEWS RELEASE #: 16-195 - OCTOBER 27, 2016

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday night in Sarasota.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., the suspect entered the USA Mini Mart located at 3621 S. Tuttle Avenue. According to the victim, the suspect entered the store armed with a six inch knife and demanded money, before fleeing in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a medium build and approximately 5'6" to 5'9" tall. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with information of the suspects is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at