Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a white male in his late teens to early twenties who witnesses say robbed the Troyers restaurant Tuesday night.
Deputies responded at 9:53 p.m. to the restaurant, 3713 Bahia Vista St., for the robbery and interviewed a victim who said she was in the parking lot when the suspect held a handgun and demanded her purse.
The victim then fled, deputies said. The man is said to be about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weigh 150 pounds. He wore dark colored jeans and a hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-1719 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at www.crimestoppers.com.