SARASOTA -- Detectives have arrested four people suspected of breaking in to a local animal hospital and stealing a safe, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
At 4:34 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a burglary alarm at Southgate Animal Hospital in the 2800 block of Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, according to a news release. When they arrived they found that the front door had been smashed but access through the door had failed because most of the glass was still intact.
Investigators reportedly spoke with neighbors who saw a white sedan with front end damage near the business and a tall thin male and a woman walk around the building, the release states. The car was recognized immediately because neighbors say it is regularly parked at the business.
Staff identified Loren Bright to detectives, saying she had quit the previous day but had not yet turned in her key. She was found by detectives at a local motel along with Joshua Devault, Rebecca Kondor and Bright's vehicle.
When they were questioned, they explained that Bright had planned the break-in and drawn a diagram of the office interior. Devault, Kondor and Bright's husband Michael Holland broke into the office and stole the safe.
The safe has since been recovered by detectives.
Devault, Kondor, Holland and Bright have all been charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure. They each have each have criminal history and for Kondor it is her 25th arrest, the release stated.