Sarasota News Leader

09/27/2013

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CRIME BLOTTER A map shows the location of Foremere Place near Wilkinson and Swift roads in Sarasota. Image from Google Maps A burglary suspect is shown entering a car on Foremere Place. Contributed photo PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECT The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in identifying a suspect and vehicle connected to residential burglaries near Swift and Wilkinson roads in Sarasota. On Sunday, Sept. 22, a teen reported hearing someone knock on the door of his Murdock Avenue home, but he did not answer, a news release says. Moments later, a man broke in through a sliding door but fled when he saw the boy inside. Less than half a mile away on Foremere Place, "the same subject attempted another burglary but was scared off by a neighbor," the release adds. Anyone with information about the incidents, the suspects or the vehicle is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 861-4900 or Crime Stoppers at 366-TIPS (8477) or going online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com. "Burglars often knock on doors to determine if someone is home before going to the back of the house to make entry," the news release points out. "If you are not expecting anyone, announce that you are [home] but say you can't come to the door. If they are up to no good your presence will usually cause them to leave," the release adds. If their visit seems suspicious, the release continues, contact the Sheriff's Office non-emergency number, 316The accompanying photo shows the suspect 1201, with as much information as possible getting into a car, which witnesses say was a so law enforcement officers "can try to make small white or silver four-door sedan driven contact and find out why [the persons] are in the area." by a woman.

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