Sarasota man reports he was robbed at gunpoint at home

June 26, 2013 

SARASOTA -- A man told Sarasota police he was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night at his home on North Cocoanut Avenue.

At about 9:35 p.m., the victim told officers someone was hiding in the area when he arrived home in the 2100 block of North Cocoanut. As he got out of his vehicle with a briefcase containing personal documents, the suspect, who was wearing a dark hoodie, produced a black handgun and placed it to the victim's head, according to a police report.

The male suspect stole the briefcase and some jewelry from the victim and fled on foot westbound.

Police searched the area with a K-9 unit, but did not find a suspect. Anyone with information should call the Sarasota Police Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 941-954-7070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at

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