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Man eats sandwich, drinks milk from carton during Florida cafe burglary

Surveillance video shows thief snacking before stealing cash from register

A burglar was caught on camera drinking milk from the carton during a burglary at a café in Sarasota.
A burglar was caught on camera drinking milk from the carton during a burglary at a café in Sarasota.

SARASOTA, Fla. – Milk -- it does a body good. Not convinced? Just ask the man who took a break from burglarizing a Florida café to eat a sandwich and drink some milk.

The burglary occurred early in the morning Oct. 23 at a café at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.

Sarasota police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the man rummaging through the café's cooler. He could be seen unwrapping and eating a sandwich and later opening a jug of milk, drinking out of the carton.

Once he was done snacking, the man opened the cash register, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Sarasota police were asking anyone who recognizes the man to contact them at 941-364-7326.

Attempt to Identify Burglary Suspect - Case #18-0063739

CRIMEFIGHTERS - We need your help! This is incredibly clear video we're hoping will help us solve a burglary case! We're looking for a man who was caught on camera burglarizing the Selby Gardens - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens cafe! On October 23, 2018 at approximately 1:15 a.m., he was caught on camera rummaging through a cooler, eating a sandwich, drinking milk & taking cash from the register. Recognize him? Please call Detective Comac at 941-364-7326

Posted by Sarasota Police Department on Wednesday, October 31, 2018