SARASOTA -- Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for help in identifying four people believed to be involved in the theft of more than $50,000 in rare coins.
Sarasota police officers Sunday responded to the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 North Tamiami Trail, to a report that several coins had been stolen. The victim told officers the theft occurred sometime between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release.
"Surveillance video from inside the auditorium ... shows four subjects entering the coin show. One subject walks through the show and after a few vendors have left, the subject approaches a table, places a bag on the table and removes multiple gold coins. Then all four subjects leave," the release states.
Several minutes later, two of the four suspects return to the same table as before, remove more items and leave again, police said.
The coins are valued at between $50,000 and $100,000, according to police.
Anyone with information can call Detective Kenton Montegna at 941-954-7092 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com