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    Masked men storm home, bind Sarasota woman and rob her

    Masked men storm home, bind Sarasota woman and rob her

    By ANTHONY CORMIER

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune

    Published: June 26, 2009

    SARASOTA COUNTY - Two masked men stormed a home on Holiday Drive this afternoon, bound a young woman and burglarized her house, deputies say.

    Deputies with dogs were trying to track the men and did not immediately say whether the case was related to a string of other home invasions across the region. The house where the robbery occurred is in the Snug Harbor neighborhood, west of U.S. 41 about a mile north of Vamo Road.

    The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was working on a computer when the men came in through an unlocked front door shortly before 2 p.m., says sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose.

    The men put a pillow case over the woman's head, tied her up and went from room to room stealing items, Rose said.

    They ran off, leaving residents to wonder whether this robbery had anything to do with 11 other violent attacks.

    The victim on Holiday Drive did not appear to be beaten. In the other cases linked by lawmen to a single suspect someone has bound, gagged and beaten women. Two of the women were sexually assaulted and one woman was killed.



    Could have been much much worse.
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    Man, Sarasota is turning into an Orlando or Jax....
    Keeping one's door's locked 24/7 is a must in today's world.

    Dirtbags willing to enter one's private dwelling deserve instant and permanent 'dirtnap' certification.

    Having a dog (even a little one) and a weapon should be part of everyone's HD package. OMO

    This woman is luck to have escaped with out a much worse outcome.

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    Two in the afternoon.......

    Any time, anywhere.
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    I can't believe that there are still people that do not lock their doors and sleep with their windows open. Lots of sheep out there.

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    A Nice Rotty, Dobie, Shep, or even a pit would be a good addition.

    My dog looks part wolf. I love the reactions to people who meet him at the door.
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    Agree to all above who said lock the doors and get a dog. A dog is ten times better than any alarm. OMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradyM77 View Post
    Agree to all above who said lock the doors and get a dog. A dog is ten times better than any alarm. OMO
    +1. Agreed.

    I have a Rott, my kids have a Jack Russell, and they work pretty well together. The JR is more observant with what is going on both inside and outside (because she's so dang hyper), and my Rott takes his cues from her.


    This woman was lucky that all they did to her was tie her up, especially with the killings/beatings it sounds like her neighborhood is plagued with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plop View Post
    This woman was lucky that all they did to her was tie her up, especially with the killings/beatings it sounds like her neighborhood is plagued with.
    My thoughts exactly. And her neighborhood needs to wake up and take precautions, assuming they havn't already. Day or night, weekday or weekend, you always have to be ready and take precautions.
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    Yep, agreed you have to have some way to warn of intruders; I don't have a dog (wife is very allergic) but I do have a very good alarm, with motion sensor lights and a video camera system w/DVR recorder. If anyone enters the yard, the lights go off and I get a beep in my bedroom, I have these lights on all sides of the house, so nothing can approach without me knowing it. The video cameras are in different spots and can allow me to see if my visitors have 2 or 4 legs, so I will at least be prepared. I added the motion light/video camera setup after thinking about how much time we would have to react to a home invasion at 3am when everyone was dead asleep, so I hope that way I at least have a heads up before a door gets kicked in....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plop View Post
    +1. Agreed.

    I have a Rott, my kids have a Jack Russell, and they work pretty well together. The JR is more observant with what is going on both inside and outside (because she's so dang hyper), and my Rott takes his cues from her.
    That's pretty funny because my Boston Terrier is the lookout, my male Boxer is the enforcer. Most people want no part of a male boxer who looks like he eats steroids for lunch. My god the dog makes me feel like I need to hit the gym more often!
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    My entire family still teases me for locking the door at 9pm at night. >:

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    Why was her front door unlocked? Your exterior doors should always be locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul34 View Post
    Why was her front door unlocked? Your exterior doors should always be locked.
    this should be the #1 Rule ..
    if it isnt should start......... one never knows who is shaking door knobs to see which is the easiest mark.
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    I grew up in Sarasota... Snug Harbor is not some neighborhood with thugs and gangbangers... definitely upper middle class, and the properties get more and more expensive the further west you go (closer to the Gulf).

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    That's terrible! Her doors should have been locked though, and +1 on the dog idea. At the very least, the BG would have lost the element of surprise with all the barking, and she could have gone for her gun (if she had one)!

    Happy to rent out these two: best "perimeter alarms" known to man. (Of course, they run and hide behind my legs instead of posture at a stranger, but still...)

    I'm glad it was not any worse for her. And I hope they catch the BGs. Maybe they'll break into the home of a family of Rotties or Mastiffs. Who eat raw. And are hungry for BG meat!
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