Reward offered for bank robbery suspect

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published July 17, 2014

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SOUTHFIELD —  Police are searching for a woman wanted in connection with a robbery July 1 at Comerica Bank on Telegraph Road in Southfield.

Police describe the woman as 30-40 years old, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, approximately 180 pounds, with a heavy build and crooked teeth. She was wearing a black wig with gold streaks, sunglasses, a short-sleeved red shirt and blue jeans with gold designs embossed on the back pockets. She was carrying a gold and black purse.

The incident occurred at around 1:50 p.m., when the woman entered the bank and spent a few minutes at a table inside. She then approached a teller and held up a note that said “I have a gun large bills,” according to Southfield police.

As the teller was giving the suspect the money from a drawer, the suspect said, “Hurry up. I have a gun,” police said.

The woman then exited the bank on foot in an unknown direction.

Deputy Chief Nick Loussia said Southfield police are looking for assistance in locating the woman.

“We’re hoping somebody knows who she is,” Loussia said. “We’re hoping somebody knows her name.”

In order to get that information, the Southfield Police Department has enlisted the help of Crime Stoppers of Michigan, which is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for any tips that lead to an arrest of the suspect.

Anyone with information on the suspect or her whereabouts is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP, or 1-800-773-2587. All tips are handled anonymously.

“If you call in a tip, all the information will be put into a form. You are then assigned a tip number,” Shirley Schuler, communications manager of Crime Stoppers of Michigan said. “There’s no caller ID, and we don’t ask for your name.”

Schuler said tips can also be texted in by typing the letters “CSM” and your tip to 274637 or CRIMES.

Tips have been called in, but none have led to an arrest of the subject, Schuler said.

Comerica Bank declined to comment on the situation.

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