Police: Gun stolen in Manatee found in trash at Sarasota motel

July 8, 2013 

SARASOTA -- A gun reported stolen in Manatee County was found four days later in a garbage can at a Sarasota motel, according to the Sarasota Police Department.

The handgun was reported stolen on July 1.

On Friday, a maid found it in a garbage can at the Regency Inn, 4200 N. Tamiami Trail. The gun had a round in the chamber and a magazine with 16 other rounds, according to a Sarasota police news release.

Anyone with information can call the Sarasota Police Department at 941-954-7070 or leave an anonymous tips with Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS, online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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