Officers collected video footage from surveillance cameras and were able to identify the vehicle’s make and model, but not the license plate number, according to the affidavit.
On Wednesday, officers received a call about a robbery at Speedway in the 1100 block of North Limestone Street. Employees at the convenience store gave officers a similar story as the Cold Spot Two employees, stating that a woman came into the store with her hand hidden in her hoodie pocket and threaten to shot them if they did not give her money, according to the affidavit.
“Ms. Cole informed (employee) that if she didn’t give her all of the money she was going to shoot her,” the affidavit said. “(Employee) proceeded to empty the register drawer and handed the money to Ms. Cole. Ms. Cole turned and left the business, at that time (employee) initiated the hold-alarm and called 911.”
Because the Speedway employee pulled the “hold-alarm” officers were able to quickly pull live video footage of the suspect fleeing the convenience store. The suspect then led officers on a chase to the south end of town, where the pursuit ended at S. Western and Jefferson, the affidavit said.
“The suspect pulled the vehicle to the north side of the curb on Jefferson St. and attempted to flee on foot. Officers left their vehicles and pursued her on foot. Officers observed the suspect reaching toward her waistband as if to conceal a weapon. Officers caught up to the suspect and were able to detain her,” the affidavit said.
Officers located $404 in the suspects’ front coat pocket and an additional $33 was located in the passenger seat of her vehicle, the affidavit said. Cole, later identified as the suspect, admitted to officers she was the “sole perpetrator” of both the Speedway and Cold Spot Two robberies shortly after being arrested.
“Ms. Cole denied possessing a handgun, but admitted that she put her hand inside her coat pocket and pointed her fingers to look like a gun, stating to the employees of both businesses that she would shoot them,” the affidavit said.
As of Thursday afternoon, Cole was listed as an inmate in Clark County Jail.