Sarasota police looking for armed robbery suspect

May 30, 2014 

A surveillance camera captured this image of the suspect as he was withdrawing money from the victim's account, according to the police report.


SARASOTA -- Detectives are looking for a man who robbed another man at knife point in Sarasota on May 3, according to a report.

The victim was leaving Legends Pub on South Osprey Avenue at 8 p.m. when he was confronted by the suspect, according to Sarasot police. The suspect had a knife and threatened to stab the victim if he did not hand over his wallet. The victim complied and the suspect jumped into a black vehicle and drove away.

The victim went to the Sarasota Police Department on May 6 to report an armed robbery, according to the report. The victim said he wasn't originally going to report the incident since he hadn't been hurt, but decided to do so when he realized the suspect had withdrawn $400 from an ATM.

The surveillance camera on the ATM captured a photo of the suspect, but he's covering his face, police said.

Anyone with information can call Detective Tony DeFrancisco at 941-954-7049 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at

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