The offenders ranged in age from 18 to 66, but they were all arrested for the same crime: Retail theft.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office with support from Manatee County deputies made 30 arrests from Sept. 18 through Sept. 26, as part of Operation Booster Buster II. The program, which focused on stores in north Sarasota County, was aimed at reducing retail theft.
Sarasota County deputies conducted a similar program earlier this year that netted 59 arrests.
BY THE NUMBERS
Operation Booster Buster II
30: the number of arrests made
368: prior charges the arrested criminals had
67: new charges filed
5: prolific offenders arrested
30: total felony charges filed
27: total misdemeanor charges filed
8: the length in days of the operation
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