Attempt to Identify

NEWS RELEASE 20-068 - MAY 8, 2020

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify the suspect wanted in connection with an Armed Burglary and Aggravated Assault.
On April 22 just after midnight, the victim reported hearing a loud noise coming from her garage in the Volaris Live Oak Apartment complex on Cattlemen Road in Sarasota. When the victim opened the entry door to her garage, she discovered the suspect standing inside the garage holding a large fixed blade. The suspect warned the victim not to speak before he fled westbound into the parking lot. Deputies responded to the area to establish a perimeter and K-9 search however were unsuccessful in locating the suspect. Through investigation, detectives recovered surveillance images which showed the suspect looking under door mats possibly for keys to apartments. 
The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20’s, approximately 6’ tall, with short brown hair. According to the victim, the suspect spoke with an accent, possibly German or Eastern European. Anyone with information related to the incident or the suspect is asked to contact our Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900 or 941.861.4244.