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Dryden man charged in bank robbery at Kroger store

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published January 12, 2016




A 36-year-old Dryden man remained in jail Jan. 12 after he was charged with bank robbery for an incident at the BestBank inside the Kroger store at 3125 John R.

Police said Robert Perry went to the bank at approximately 3 p.m. Jan. 7 and gave the teller a note demanding money.

On Jan. 8, Troy police, acting on information developed with Madison Heights police and assistance from the FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crime Task Force and the Michigan Department of Corrections, found and arrested Perry.

Troy Police Capt. Bob Redmond said Perry previously had been arrested for shoplifting in Madison Heights. Redmond said police do not believe Perry was responsible for the three bank robberies at TCF banks in the city in recent months.

“He’s not linked to the others,” Redmond said.

Perry was arraigned Jan. 11 in 52-4 District Court for bank robbery. His bond was set at $250,000 cash.

He appeared in court without an attorney and requested a court-appointed attorney.