Assistance Identifying Burglary Suspects

                                                                                                             NEWS RELEASE #: 17-033 - FEBRUARY 6, 2017

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to identify two suspects who stole nearly $3,000 worth of furniture from DutchCrafters Amish Furniture on Thursday.

Deputies were called to 3709 N. Lockwood Ridge Road for reports of a business burglary just before 9:00 a.m. According to the store manager, the stolen items were chained up outside in front of the store. Surveillance video from the business shows two suspects dressed in dark clothing, approach the store around 4:40 a.m., and steal two chairs. According to the manager, the total of the stolen furniture set is valued at approximately $2,700 and includes four wooden black and brown chairs and a matching table.

Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County by calling 941.366.TIPS (8477), or online at Surveillance video of the incident can be viewed on the sheriff's office YouTube channel at