Crime

Authorities looking for Sarasota bank robber (with video)

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who witnesses say robbed the Fifth Third Bank, 6265 N. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, about 9 a.m. today.

The suspect is described as standing 6 feet tall and weighing 165 pounds, and missing a lot of teeth. He was wearing a crimson colored ball cap, sunglasses, a dark T-shirt, light colored jeans, black gloves, black tennis shoes and a red bandana around his neck.

He was last seen heading northbound through the parking lot on foot. The bank is located on Tuttle, just south of University Parkway.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Criminal Investigations at (941) 861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com or by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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