The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after thieves stole specialized weapons and equipment from the vehicle of a SWAT team member. Detectives were notified early Tuesday morning that Detective Brian Keane left his agency vehicle unlocked overnight. That is when someone entered the vehicle and stole two firearms and several pieces of specialized equipment. Keane is a member of the SWAT team, and an 18-year veteran of the sheriff’s office who lives in North Port.
Anyone with information related to the burglary and/or stolen equipment is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Sarasota by dialing 941.366.TIPS.