Sarasota Deputies need public's help in identifying retail theft suspects

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify a woman who is suspected of stealing more than $600 worth of cosmetics from the Ulta store on South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota on Thursday, June 26 around 3:30 p.m.

The suspect, who is described as a white female in her 40's, was accompanied by three young girls wearing matching striped dresses. Surveillance video captured the woman carrying merchandise into the Ulta restroom where items were removed from their boxes and the packaging discarded. The suspects left the store in a silver Saturn Vue.

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