Sarasota police looking for salon burglars caught on tape


MANATEE -- Two suspects took makeup, eye shadow, powder, lip cream, foundation, two bottles of cherry vodka, cigarettes and an iPod with a charger from a Sarasota salon.

The burglary, which was caught on video, occurred at approximately 1:24 a.m. Thursday at the Roots Couture Salon, 527 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, according to a Sarasota Police Department report.

One suspect is seen walking up to a door at the salon wearing a fedora type hat and jacket. The suspect peers in the door, looks around, lights a cigarette and then walks away.

The second suspect walks to the same door, wearing a light colored hoodie, appears to pick the lock and enters the business.

A short time later, the first suspect is seen walking back into camera view, not wearing a jacket and then walks into the business as well.

A short time later, both suspects are seen walking out of the door with their heads lowered. The suspect in the hoodie has liquor bottles in hand and they close the door behind them, according to police

Anyone with information can call Detective Darrell Nixon at 941-954-7078 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-8477, online at or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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