Local robbery suspect nabbed in Florida

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Staff Report

Oct. 30, 2000 10 PM

A Troy man wanted for robbery is in a Florida jail after being arrested on charges of grand theft auto.

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According to information released by Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage, David Coyle, 37, who is wanted in connection with a robbery in Troy, was arrested early Sunday morning by West Palm Beach authorities.

Coyle is wanted by the TPD in connection with the Feb. 25 robbery of the Bee Line store on South Brundidge Street. The police department has a warrant on him for that armed robbery, which has a $50,000 bond attached.

That robbery occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. when a black male entered the convenience store and demanded money from the female clerk.

Coyle is also wanted for questioning regarding the May 16 robbery of the Holiday Inn Express in Troy, Everage said.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken during the incident which occurred at approximately 4 a.m. when a black male reportedly entered the motel on U.S. 231 and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled the scene on foot headed south toward the BP station.

"We have information that leads us to believe this man is a suspect," Everage said.

"We are working with Florida officials at this time to see that he is returned to our custody once the case in Florida makes it possible for us to bring him here."

Coyle is currently being held in the Palm Beach County Jail and the TPD has placed a hold on him until Florida authorities have completed their case, Everage said. After the grand theft auto case is complete, Coyle will be brought back to Troy to face robbery charges.

"We appreciate the help we have had from officials in Florida," Everage said