Suspect sought for stealing man's wallet at Sarasota gas station

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SARASOTA - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a man captured on video as he stole a man’s wallet from a gas station.

It happened April 11 at the BP station at 4949 S. Tamiami Trail.

The victim unintentionally left his wallet on the counter. A man entered the store, bought a soda, and put the victim’s wallet in his pocket before walking out.

The victim returned to look for his missing wallet, but when it wasn’t found, the store owner reviewed the surveillance video and discovered what happened.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).