Man caught on video robbing drug store

Police Thursday released surveillance video showing an armed robbery at a Walgreens store.

About 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into the store at 3550 Fruitville Road and told a cashier that he was robbing the store. He pulled a knife and demanded cash in the drawer, according to a Sarasota police news release.

After getting an unknown amount of cash, he left the store, police said.

“The video at shows the suspect at the Dodge Store after the robbery. Following the robbery, the suspect purchased beer and cigarettes with the stolen money,” the news release states.

The suspect is described as a man in his 50s with grey hair. Hewas last seen wearing a blue polo, black pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information on this case can call Detective Darrell Nixon at 941-954-7078 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at