Police identify man arrested in Fort Wayne bank robbery

Police reported that they have captured and identified the suspect in the bank robbery.

Posted: Aug 7, 2019 11:28 AM
Updated: Aug 8, 2019 8:43 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Fort Wayne police have identified the man they say robbed a credit union Tuesday.

Investigators confirmed 59-year-old Michael D. Coates was involved in the 5:06 p.m. robbery at 3Rivers Federal Credit Union on YMCA Park Drive East.

Coates has been charged with two counts of Robbery, level 5 Felony.

Police said the suspect entered the building and stated "Put a grand up here. I was here last week."

RELATED: ROBBERY REPORTED AT 3RIVERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Police were able to track Coate's using his phone with the help of his son who told police that his father was the person in the photo from the previous robbery.

They say Coates was arrested around 5:45 p.m. just over the Ohio state line on U.S. Route 24.

He was transported to the Fort Wayne Police Station for questioning and admitted that he was the person in the video footage.

RELATED: SUSPECT ARRESTED IN 3RIVERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ROBBERY

There was a reported bank robbery at this same bank less than a week ago and police said Tuesday Coates confessed to commiting both robberies.

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 66°
Angola
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Huntington
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 62°
Decatur
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 66°
Van Wert
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 66°
Partly Sunny Tuesday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events