Man Steals Bike from Juvenile - Charged with Robbery by Sudden Snatching


July 9, 2013


The Sarasota Police Department has charged Luther Douglas, 49, with robbery by sudden snatching after two juveniles say he stole a bike from them at the Skate Park at Payne Park.

Officers responded to the Skate Park in reference to a report of a robbery on July 4, 2013 at approximately 11 p.m.  The juvenile victim said Douglas threatened him while he was sitting on a bike.

Douglas’ ex-wife was at the Skate Park and told officers she witnessed the robbery and then became uncooperative and started to yell threats at other juveniles.  Officers told her to leave, which she did, after screaming at them.


Officers found Douglas at Pompano Road and Fruitville Road riding the victim’s bike.  Douglas was arrested and charged with robbery by sudden snatching, a felony.


Luther Douglas