Robbery Investigation

NEWS RELEASE #: 16-113

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a Robbery that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Sarasota.

Deputies responded to Wells Fargo located at 5701 Bee Ridge Road at approximately 2:33 p.m., after the suspect entered the bank, indicated he had a weapon and stole an unknown amount of cash. Witnesses believe the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5'8" tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a green shirt, khaki shorts, brown hat and red and white sneakers. The suspect is believed to be in his 40's. The Aviation and K-9 Units have established a perimeter and are searching for the suspect.

Anyone with information or who believes they may know the suspect is asked to contact Criminal Investigations at 861.4900 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County at 366.TIPS.