Sarasota Police Search for New Year's Eve Robber

Sarasota, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Sarasota Police are searching for the suspect in a bizarre New Year's Eve robbery at a laundry mat that was caught on camera. 

According to detectives, the suspect, believed to be a female dressed in a track suit and wig,  is seen on surveillance video walking into the Colonial Laundry and Dry Cleaning on North Lime Avenue around 8am Monday morning.  They also put on a clear Halloween mask during the incident. 

The suspect is seen initially speaking with the victim at one point before later handing her a note telling her to hand over all the money she had. 

The suspect then leaves on foot walking northbound on Aspinwall Street.  A still photo of the suspect from the surveillance video is posted below.  View the full video by copying this link to the Sarasota Police YouTube channel:

Anyone with information about the case should call Detective Jessica Sullivan at (941)954-7076 or call Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip at (941) 366-TIPS.

Surveillance Video Still Photo of Robbery Suspect from Colonial Laundry and Dry Cleaning - Courtesy: Sarasota Police Department

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