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Sarasota police need your help with St. Armand burglaries

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Sarasota Police say that since November 2012, there has been a series of residential burglaries on St. Armand's Circle.  Investigators say the suspect(s) is prying the rear sliding glass doors or the front door to gain entry, and often targets the master bedroom where the most valuable jewelry can be found. 

Police warn that there is a possibility the suspect is watching the home in order to determine when the homeowner is away.  In most of the burglaries, police report, the homeowner has an alarm system but it was not activated.  In other cases the homeowners are not locking the doors of their home upon leaving.

Investigators say the most common location has been N. Washington Dr. and most recently S. Washington Dr.   The Sarasota Police Department urges all residents to utilize their alarm system and if the system has video capabilities, to ensure it is operating properly.   It is also recommended that any valuable items be secured in a safety deposit box or in a secure area. 

Sarasota Police officials encourages citizens to be aware of their surroundings and call 911 if they notice any suspicious activity, vehicles or persons.   

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