NEWS RELEASE 20-061 - APRIL 17, 2020
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify the suspect responsible for vandalizing a Jewish temple in Sarasota.
On April 2 just after midnight, the suspect walked onto the grounds of Temple Emanu-El located at 151 McIntosh Road, where he spray-painted multiple swastikas on the temple causing an estimated $5,000 in damage. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s, approximately 5’10” - 6’1” tall, clean shaven, with no visible tattoos. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark baseball cap, short-sleeved button-up collared shirt, blue jeans, and flip flops. He also had headphones in his ears.
Anyone with information related to the incident or the suspect is asked to contact our Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900 or 941.861.4928.