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Sarasota News Leader October 18, 2013 Page 86 SHOOTING AND HOME INVASION UNDER INVESTIGATION Tomas Marley Joseph, 30, has been charged with Home Invasion Robbery with a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon "after rushing into a home armed with a handgun in each hand and demanding money from the residents" early on the morning of Oct. 12, the Sarasota Police Department has reported. The incident occurred at approximately 12:40 a.m. Saturday at 1231 38th St., Sarasota, according to a news release. "The victims had just returned home when they heard a noise outside," it says. Officers were told the suspect rushed up to the door and then came inside, pointing two weapons at the victims. When he demanded money, the release continues, one victim gave Joseph his wallet. Then Joseph hit that victim in the face with one handgun, knocking the victim to the ground, the release adds. The suspect fired two rounds out the open door, one from each handgun, and then fled, the report says. 
 Officers spotted Joseph walking in the 3200 block of Lemon Avenue in Sarasota about 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 13, the report notes. He was wearing dark clothing, and he matched the description of the suspect provided by the victims in the home invasion armed robbery, the report adds. Joseph fled from the officers, but when they caught him, he was in possession of two handguns, the release notes. Tomas Joseph/Contributed photo Simply put, Crime Stoppers relies upon the cooperation between the police the media and the community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals. Call: (941) 366-TIPS (8477) Click: Text "TIP109" plus your Text: message to CRIMES (274637) All submitted tips are secure and anonymous

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