Police seek Comerica robbers

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Police Department


Police are looking for this man, who is suspected in a robbery at Comerica Bank, 25851 Joy Road in Dearborn Heights, June 14. He is believed to be the driver of the getaway vehicle, a forest green Plymouth minivan.

By DANIEL HERATY
Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS – Police are looking for two men who robbed Comerica Bank, 25851 Joy Road, of about $3,000 at 11:25 a.m. June 14.

One of the men allegedly entered the bank, took a banking slip and left the building. A second man then entered the bank with a note written on the same bank slip demanding money in $100, $50, and $20 denominations.

According to the report, the teller, a 49-year-old Detroit resident, said the second man put his right hand on his side next to his waist, implying he had a gun. Police have not determined whether he was armed, Sgt. Matthew Larabell said.

The getaway vehicle, a forest green Dodge minivan, was spotted by an undercover officer heading east on Joy Road. A marked police car stopped the van at a gas station at the corner of Joy Road and Evergreen, when the van drove around the marked car, headed north on Evergreen, and then crashed into a porch of a house on Stout. The suspects then fled on foot.

No one was hurt in the crash.

The first man was described as black, late 30s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, short hair and wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans. The second man was described as black, 40 to 45, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8, with a thin build and possibly a mustache, and wearing a baseball cap, glasses, baggy T-shirt and blue jeans.

Police believe that the first man is the driver of the minivan.

Branch officials declined comment.

(Daniel Heraty can be reached at dheraty@bewickpublications.com.)