The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two shoplifting suspects who have extensive criminal records for a variety of crimes, including retail theft.
Surveillance video from Jan. 22 at Marshalls, 6561 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, showed Daryl Thomas, 46, acted as a lookout while Cynthia Turner, 48, put more than $300 worth of clothing into two bags, according to a Sarasota County Sheriff's report.
According to the report:
Security officers approached the pair as they left the store, but Thomas allegedly ran off while Turner shoved security out of the way. Detectives shared surveillance images to get help identifying the two suspects and received three immediate responses from law enforcement officers who knew Cynthia Turner.
When detectives went to Turner’s home on Fountain Circle with an arrest warrant on Feb. 7 they also found Thomas.
Turner and Thomas have criminal records 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 for contempt of court.
Both suspects 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.