The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men for stealing a woman’s wallet after she withdrew money from a Sarasota ATM this weekend.
The victim was using the automatic teller outside of Publix, 4840 South Tamiami Trail, around 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, when a man grabbed her wallet and ran. A witness reported seeing two suspects run across U.S. 41 toward Outer Drive. Deputies viewed video of the incident and recognized one of the suspects as Paul Casteel, who lives at 2020 Outer Drive.
Deputies interviewed Casteel and he admitted to being with the man who actually took the wallet, but gave detectives an incorrect name for the suspect. He was arrested Saturday for Principal to Strong Arm Robbery.
Today, detectives received a tip naming Scott Buchanan as the second suspect. He was located and confessed to detectives that he was sorry but needed money for drugs. Buchanan, who has a long history, is charged with Robbery by Sudden Snatching.