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Shoplifting suspects have 86 local arrests

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Friday, deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office say they arrested two partners-in-crime for shoplifting thanks in part to how well-known one of them was to law enforcement.

Surveillance video from the Marshalls department store at 6561 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota on January 22nd, showed a man who acted as a lookout while a woman put more than $300 worth of clothing into two bags. Security personnel approached the pair as they left the store, but the man ran off while the female shoved security out of the way.

Detectives shared surveillance images in an attempt to identify the two thieves and received three immediate responses from law enforcement officers who recognized the woman was 48 year-old Cynthia Turner. When detectives went to Turner's home on Fountain Circle with an arrest warrant they also found 46 year-old Daryl Thomas, the man investigators say appeared in the video.

Turner and Thomas have criminal histories more than two decades long that combine for 86 local arrests. Turner has been arrested 24 times for retail theft and robbery charges, and was jailed another 29 times for violating probation or contempt of court. Thomas has 17 arrests for violent crimes and drug charges and was jailed another 16 times for violating probation or contempt of court.

Despite their histories, Thomas has only been sentenced to prison once, for five months.  Turner was sentenced to prison three times, for less than two years total.

Both are now charged with Grand Theft and Resisting a Retail Merchant. Turner is being held on $15,000 bond while Thomas is being held on $1,500 bond.

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