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06/28/2013

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Sarasota News Leader June 28, 2013 Page 69 MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING KEYS TO BURGLARIZE CARS The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man who reportedly stole keys off a key rack at the Potter Park YMCA to unlock vehicles and steal the victim's belongings, the office has announced. Detectives arrested Peter Strohminger, 24, of 5518 Eastwind Drive, Sarasota, in connection with incidents that occurred on June 4 and June 6, the report says. Each time, Strohminger checked in at the front desk, but instead of working out, he walked to the weight room key rack, took a set of keys and headed outside, the report adds. In the first instance, he allegedly broke into a car and stole several items out of the victim's purse. Peter Strohminger/Contributed photo In the second instance, he reportedly took another set of keys and approached the vehicle of Dealing in Stolen Property and Providing but was caught by the victim and a supervisor False Ownership Information To a Pawn Dealfrom the YMCA. er. He has already been released on bond on Strohminger is charged with two counts of the new charges, the report notes. Petit Theft, one count of Burglary and one count of Attempted Burglary. At the time of his arrest, Strohminger was out of jail on bond following his arrest in February on five cases The Sheriff's Office "strongly recommends that patrons of all local gyms retain possession of their keys or properly secure them at all times," the report adds. "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." — Mark Twain FREE SUBSCRIPTION Don't have your own subscription to The Sarasota News Leader? Subscribe for FREE and receive a weekly notification when the latest issue is available online.

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