Robbery Investigation

NEWS RELEASE 18-093 - MAY 3, 2018

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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a Robbery that occurred this morning at a Wells Fargo bank in Sarasota.

Deputies first responded to 5701 Bee Ridge Road at 10:24 a.m. According to bank personnel, the suspect passed a note to a teller demanding cash however, did not imply he was carrying a weapon. The suspect then fled on foot north bound towards Doctors Hospital. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male, approximately 5'8" tall, 170 lbs., with dirty brown hair and a tattoo of tear drop under his left eye. At the time of the incident, witnesses believe he was wearing an olive-green t-shirt with a long-sleeve black shirt underneath, black track pants, and a grey hat with red trim. The suspect was wearing a bandage over his left wrist and forearm. Members of the agency’s K-9 Unit responded but were unable to locate the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact our Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900.