Sarasota deputies looking for wallet thief caught on tape

April 24, 2013 

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a man captured on video as he picked up a wallet belonging to someone else while inside a gas station.

the BP gas station, 4949 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

The victim on April 11 unintentionally left his wallet on the counter at the BP gas stastion at 4949 S. Tamiami Trail.

The man on the video entered the store, bought a soda, and put the victim’s wallet in his pocket before walking out. The victim returned to look for his missing wallet, but when it wasn’t found, the store owner reviewed the surveillance video and discovered what happened, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information can call the sheriff's office at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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