Sarasota authorities search for alleged identity thief

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SARASOTA- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in identifying the man see in surveillance photos using a credit card stolen in a residential burglary.

The man in the red shirt purchased two cartons of cigarettes at CVS, 1111 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, around 11:30 p.m., on September 19th. That was shortly after someone entered the victim’s garage on Bayview Drive and stole her purse from her car.

Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Investigations, 861-4952 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at