Sarasota deputies searching for two robbery suspects

MANATEE -- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects in a robbery that occurred Monday near the University Club apartments in Sarasota.

The robbery victim was under the impression he was meeting someone who needed an estimate on a roof. But when the victim arrived, he was confronted by a person wearing a mask and dark clothing, the report states.

The suspect threatened the victim with a silver handgun and demanded his money, keys and cell phone. After getting the items, the suspects ran off together.

A witness told deputies that the suspects got into a black, older motel four-door Saturn with a blue license plate with an insignia in the corner of the tag.

Anyone with information is asked to call 861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling (941) 366-8477 or on line at or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).