Sarasota County, Florida -- Operation Booster Buster II resulted in 30 arrests for retail theft throughout the county.
The operation focused on the north end of the county, including the retail corridor near Fruitville Road and I-75, North Cattlemen Road at University Parkway and Central Sarasota Parkway at US 41.
The sheriff's office worked with major local retailers as well as the Manatee County Sheriff's Office beginning in July to enhance theft detection methods.
This operation resulted in 30 arrests with 30 felony charges, 27 misdemeanors and additional charges are pending. The offenders had 179 prior felony charges and 34 prior felony convictions; 189 prior misdemeanor charges and 51 misdemeanor convictions.