Robbery suspect tracked, apprehended in Detroit

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published June 8, 2018

WARREN — A man suspected of robbing a bank branch inside Kroger near 12 Mile and Dequindre roads twice over the last six weeks was in custody at press time, with charges pending.

Detective Sgt. Robert Eidt, of the Warren Police Department, said an employee hit an alarm during a robbery at 3:08 p.m. June 5 at Comerica Bank, located inside the Kroger store at 28230 Dequindre Road.

“The bank teller reported that the suspect approached her and yelled at her for her to give him all the money, including the 100s,” Eidt said.

The employee reportedly opened the cash drawer, gave the suspect money and triggered an alarm. Eidt said the suspect exited the bank and fled on foot south. Police originally believed the man may have left the area in a white Jeep Cherokee.

With the assistance of a Warren Police K-9 team, investigators were able to track the suspect’s path and obtain surveillance video footage, which showed a suspect vehicle and license plate number. A check of the plate and the physical description of the registered driver led officers to an address on Goddard Street, near Eight Mile Road and Dequindre in Detroit, where the man was taken into custody without incident at about 7:20 p.m. on the day of the robbery.

“While we were executing the search warrant and looking for evidence, we were able to recover evidence from the robbery yesterday (June 5),” Eidt said. “We also recovered evidence from the robbery that happened at the same bank on April 23.”

Warren police said previously that the suspect in the April 23 robbery had asked for cash including 50s and 100s.

The suspect remained held in the Warren jail at press time and was not named pending his formal arraignment on bank robbery charges in the 37th District Court.