The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three Charlotte County men caught trying to steal two flat screen televisions from Walmart on Cattlemen Road in Sarasota.
The store loss prevention officer contacted deputies around 6:00 p.m., last night after seeing two customers leave without paying for two large televisions. Deputies located the suspects in the parking lot and both tried to flee the scene but were quickly taken into custody. Deputies approached a third suspect who was waiting for the men in a red Ford Explorer but he sped away, accelerating past other vehicles and shoppers. Deputies stopped the suspect at Casa Del Sol and took him into custody.
Sean Joyce, DOB 9/1/86, and Carlos Richart, DOB 1/28/81, both of 22302 Vick Street, Apartment 209, Punta Gorda, each of whom have criminal histories in Sarasota County, are charged with Grand Theft and Resisting an Officer without Violence. Bruce Swartz, DOB 7/6/86, 860 Mensch Terrace, Port Charlotte, is charged with Principal to Grand Theft, Reckless Driving and Resisting Arrest without Violence.