Armed Robbery Investigation

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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred Thursday night in Sarasota.
 
Deputies first responded to the Five Guys restaurant at 5354 Fruitville Road at 11:08 p.m. According to store employees, three black males entered the business wearing masks and carrying guns. The suspects took money from the safe as well as cell phones and wallets from employees. Members of the agency’s K-9 Unit responded but were unable to locate the suspects. A witness in the parking lot reported they may have been travelling in a black Nissan Altima. The suspects are all described as being between 5’9” and 5’11” tall with medium builds. They were wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact our Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900.