Deputies responded to a retail store in the 13000 block of S. Tamiami Trail in Osprey around 2:30 a.m. for a report of an armed robbery.
The victim witnessed a male suspect leaving the store through an emergency exit with a cart full of merchandise.
When confronted, the suspect held the victim at gunpoint and loaded the stolen merchandise into a car behind the business driven by a young female.
The victim was uninjured, and both suspects fled in the car.
Fingerprints recovered at the scene led detectives to identify 23-year-old Trentin Richardson as the male suspect.
“There’s no shame in his game, so there’s no shame in ours. Deputies interrupted 23-year-old Trentin Richardson early this morning, who was apparently exfoliating, to arrest him for armed robbery. See, early Monday Richardson held a man at gunpoint while stealing merchandise from an Osprey retail store,” the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office wrote on its Facebook page.
“Richardson, whose tattoo aptly says, “(expletive) B.P.D.,” doesn’t seem to like the cops and likewise, we don’t like when people break the law.”
Through investigation, detectives later identified a 17-year-old girl as the driver. Both were taken into custody, and the stolen merchandise was recovered.
Richardson, of Parrish, Florida, is charged with one count of Robbery with a Firearm.
The juvenile is charged with Principle to Robbery with a Firearm. She was transferred on Thursday to the Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center.