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SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY ARE INVESTIGATING YET ANOTHER DISTRACTION THEFT, THIS TIME ON SIESTA KEY.  DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO THE 2300 BLOCK OF SIESTA DRIVE AT AROUND 5:45PM FRIDAY, WHERE AN ELDERLY VICTIM ALLOWED TWO MEN TO ENTER HER HOME.  THEY TOLD HER THEY WERE WORKING ON HER NEIGHBOR’S FENCE.  THEY TRIED TO GET HER TO GO OUT BACK TO LOOK, BUT SHE REFUSED.  HOWEVER, SHE SAW A THIRD MAN LEAVE THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR AFTER HE STOLE A RING FROM THE BEDROOM.  ALL THREE HISPANIC MALES THEN FLED IN AN OFF WHITE NEWER FOUR DOOR VEHICLE.  THE ONLY DESCRIPTION THE VICTIM WAS ABLE TO GIVE WAS ONE MAN WAS HEAVY-SET WITH DARK SKIN AND WAS BETWEEN FIFTY-FIVE AND SIXTY YEAR OLD.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION OF THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 861-4900, OR YOU CAN LEAVE ANONYMOUS INFORMATION WITH CRIME STOPPERS, EITHER BY PHONE AT 366-TIPS, OR ONLINE AT WWW.SARASOTACRIMESTOPPERS.COM.