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Detectives: 2 suspects armed with rifle, shotgun steal cash from Sarasota bar

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – Two armed robbery suspects demanded money from a bartender at Memories Lounge on Sunday, according to the Sarasota Police Department.

Around 1:30 a.m. at Memories Lounge on 3428 North Tamiami Trail, two male suspects were caught on camera entering the lounge’s parking lot and they continued to run through the front door.

One suspect appeared to have a rifle and made his way to the bar. He demanded money from the bartender, according to the report. The other suspect had a shotgun.

Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said the bartender was pushed by the suspect to the cash register where he handed over an unknown amount of cash.

The suspect grabbed two bottles of alcohol on his way out. The other suspect was out of the camera’s view during the time.

The suspects then left through the back parking lot on foot.

Call Detective Dustin Luciano at 941-363-5827 if you have any information or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS.