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Convicted bank robber accused in third heist

3 years 7 months 4 weeks ago September 25, 2013 Sep 25, 2013 Wednesday, September 25 2013 September 25, 2013 1:00 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

DENHAM SPRINGS- A repeat bank robber was indicted Wednesday for a third heist.

Scott Coats, 44, is accused of hitting the First NBC Bank on August 16th. Prosecutors say he was able to swindle $1500 during the robbery.

Coats was out of prison for less than a year when he is accused of going into the bank and stealing the cash. In December 2011 his supervised release was revoked and was sentenced to 24 months. He was free after doing time for bank robberies in 2003 and 2005.

In November 2003, Coats robbed the Hancock Bank in Baton Rouge. Nearly two years to the day later, Coats robbed the AmSouth Bank in Denham Springs.

The FBI and Denham Springs Police are working the most recent case.
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