The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help stop whoever is shooting at a number of Sarasota area businesses in the overnight hours.
Since August 19, four different businesses suffered damage from what appears to be a pellet or BB gun. Windows have been shot out at Hot Diggity Dog, 5666 Swift Road; Demetrio's Pizzeria, 4410 South Tamiami Trail; Davidson Drugs, 5125 Ocean Boulevard; and twice at Stragglers Bar, 5580 Swift Road. The latest case happened early this morning.
With few investigative leads and no suspect descriptions, detectives need citizens to provide whatever tips they may have to help stop this crime trend. The suspect or suspects are facing multiple charges of Criminal Mischief and Shooting a Deadly Missile into a Building – both felonies.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4952 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.