15 people have been arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in a theft sting.
In a recent three-day operation, 15 arrests were made with 31 total charges being levied. Police say 13 of the 15 have a combined 371 prior charges and 142 prior convictions.
Officials say there was no particular rhyme or reason to what the people stole, or the stores they hit. The stolen goods ranged from everything from a 50 cent can of cat food to bikes and clothing worth hundreds of dollars.