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Sarasota News Leader September 27, 2013 Page 85 PROLIFIC OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a prolific offender for allegedly dealing in stolen property and for fraud after he reportedly sold jewelry stolen in a Venice burglary. On Sept. 16, someone broke into a home on Cypress Road in Venice and stole several pieces of jewelry, a news release says. The burglar used a pipe to break a bedroom window and gain entry to the house, according to the report. During the investigation, detectives learned Allen Edwards, 36, whose last known address was 116 N. Verona St., Nokomis, had pawned 11 pieces of jewelry at three different locations within hours of the burglary and received $774, the release adds. The next day, Edwards pawned four more items at another pawnshop for $125, the report says. The victim confirmed that all but one of the jewelry items were hers. Allen Edwards/Contributed photo bond for those charges, but no bond for an Escape charge that was added after he tried to run from the South County office as detectives prepared to take him to jail, the news release notes. Edwards was charged with four counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and four counts of Edwards has 15 prior arrests, including five for fraud for giving False Ownership Information occupied residential burglaries and several for to a Pawn Dealer. He is being held on $60,000 battery and grand theft, the release points out. POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT IN ARMED ROBBERY The Sarasota Police Department is seeking a male suspect in an armed robbery that occurred about 1 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Marriott Residence Inn at 1040 University Parkway, Sarasota, the department has reported. When officers arrived at the scene, the female clerk told them she was doing her nightly paperwork in the sitting area of the hotel when the suspect walked in and displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun, the report says. The suspect then asked the clerk to give him money as he pointed the gun at her. The clerk refused and as the suspect came closer, she attempted to grab the gun, the report adds. 
The suspect pulled the gun back and struck the clerk on the left side of her head, resulting in a laceration and making her fall to the ground, the report continues.

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