26 arrested in Manatee and Sarasota County theft ring

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Manatee County, Florida -- A joint operation between The Manatee County Sheriff's Office and the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has led to the arrests of 26 subjects, ranging from ages 42 to 16, in a retail theft ring.

Reportedly, the investigation began in early September with most arrests occurring September, 18-20 and September, 25-27. The suspects robbed stores throughout Manatee County. 

The operation resulted in 14 felony charges and 17 misdemeanor charges, as well as seizure of $5,300 in cash, two vehicles and 229 grams of marijuana.

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