Police search for suspect in bank robbery

By: Jessica Strachan | Southfield Sun | Published October 5, 2012

 Police are searching for this bank robbery suspect.

Police are searching for this bank robbery suspect.

Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at the Charter One Bank at 10 Mile and Telegraph roads in Southfield Oct. 4.

According to Sgt. Brian Bassett of the Southfield Police Department, a white man suspected to be in his 30s entered the bank at approximately 1 p.m. and initially told the teller that he wanted to make a withdrawal from his account.

The suspect asked the teller if he could make the withdrawal using his ID, and she said yes.

“He placed his backpack on the counter at that time and removed a black handgun from the backpack,” Bassett said. “(The teller) just thought he was reaching to get his ID, and then he presented the gun.”

The suspected pointed the gun at the teller and demanded, “Give me all your money,” according to the report. As of Friday afternoon, the amount the suspect was able to take in his backpack was still unknown, Bassett said.

After the suspect fled with the money, the red dye pack went off in the parking lot.

According to the description, the man is between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark-colored fedora-style hat, dark-framed glasses, a dark jacket over a white shirt with vertical stripes and tan pants.

He was last seen driving southbound on Telegraph from 10 Mile Road in a silver or grey Ford Focus. The vehicle is noted as being a two-door, hatchback-style Focus with a bike rack on the back.