Sarasota police arrested a 19-year-old suspect in two armed robberies after a short chase at roughly 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, near the intersection of 10th Street and Lemon Avenue, according to a news release.
Officer Tammy Featherstone recognized John Coates, a homeless man, from surveillance footage captured during the robbery of a 7-Eleven that happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. the same day. Coates attempted to elude capture in the Salvation Army on 10th Street, threw a chair at Featherstone and was captured by officers after escaping on foot.
Police discovered Coates, who is also a suspect in the June 14 robbery of a smoke shop, in possession of a vial containing seven pieces of crack cocaine. Coates is charged with two counts of armed robbery, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of crack cocaine.
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