Sarasota cops trying to identify person seen in video of armed robbery attempt
Sarasota police are looking for a person who they said was caught on camera showing a gun and demanding money from a business, but left without cash.
Detectives have video of the incident, which occurred around 7:40 p.m. Monday at a business in the 1600 block of North Washington Boulevard. Police say the person walked up to the counter, demanded money from the clerk and showed a gun.
When the clerk talks to another employee, the person leaves without taking money, according to police.
The person is described by police as wearing a black shirt, dark jeans, sneakers and a tan camouflage NRA hat.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact Detective Gary McDowell at 941-364-7309, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at sarasotacrimestoppers.com.