Man wanted in bank robbery case

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Police Department

Security cameras caught this image of man police say robbed Fifth Third Bank at 1620 N. Telegraph.

DEARBORN — Police are seeking a man approximately 20 years old who robbed Fifth Third Bank, 1620 N. Telegraph, shortly before 6 p.m. Jan. 18.

Two tellers told police he came in before closing time and waited patiently for the customer ahead of him to complete a transaction. He then approached one of the tellers and passed her a slip of paper that said, “read the note.”

The note demanded $10,000 within 30 seconds, with no tracking devices or dye packs, or he would “start shooting.”

Banks spokesman Jack Riley said the robber did not have a gun, and did not display a weapon.

The teller handed the robber $4,495 in cash; he then left. As he did so the silent alarm was activated and police arrived.

The robber is described as a white, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build and a bloodshot right eye. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a knit hat with a large letter C in front.

“No one was hurt, and that’s the most important thing,” Riley said.