In search for suspects, Sarasota sheriff releases video of suspects in purse snatching

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on March 21, 2014 

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released a video that shows the suspects in a robbery Wednesday in the parking lot of Beall’s Outlet on Cattlemen Road in Sarasota.

"Witnesses say a white male grabbed the female victim’s purse, knocked her down and fled along with a black male wearing a dark shirt and what appears to be long dark shorts. Detectives say the white male suspect has a dark crew cut and was wearing a red basketball type jersey with the number 42 in white on the back," a news release states.

"They fled in a silver 4-door Saturn driven by a white female with straight hair. The front of the car appears to have an empty license plate frame."

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

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