Sarasota deputies arrest man for business burglary, second suspect sought

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Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 7:52 am | Updated: 3:55 pm, Tue Jan 7, 2014.

SARASOTA, FL- Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested one of two suspects they say broke into a business on Lockwood Ridge Road Monday night but fled without stealing any merchandise.

According to the sheriff's office, the burglary happened at SRQ Fishing Oasis/Amendment II Armory in the 3500 block of N. Lockwood Ridge Road around 9:21 p.m. Monday. The owner says she saw two men breaking into the business via a remote surveillance system and called 911.

Deputies reviewed the footage, which showed one of the suspects was carrying a small revolver. A man wearing identical clothing and a black brace on his right ankle was located a short distance away.

27-year-old Ryan Pete of Sarasota, who has a history of drug and weapons charges, has been charged with Armed Burglary.

Anyone with information about the second suspect is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 941.861.4900, Crime Stoppers at 941.366.TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

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