Man, woman charged in bank robbery

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR – A man and woman who’d been stopped by police about a mile from a TCF Bank that had just been held up were charged Wednesday with armed robbery.

Jameel Dominic Robinson, 25, of Dearborn Heights, and Sharron-Michelle Walker, 27, of Taylor, were taken into custody Monday after being stopped on Telegraph just south of Ecorse shortly after the robbery had been reported at 2:15 p.m. Monday.

Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said Robinson allegedly entered TCF Bank, 22226 Ecorse, and handed a teller a note which said he “would kill” her if she didn’t hand over money. He implied he had a gun, Sclabassi said, and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Responding officers spotted a vehicle which matched descriptions of the car the man had entered when leaving the bank, which Sclabassi said was driven by Walker. The two were stopped on Telegraph about a mile from the bank and were taken into custody.

Further questioning resulted in Wednesday’s charges.

“We had some officers in the right place at the right time,” Sclabass I said in a statement.

Robinson is charged with bank robbery, armed robbery and using a vehicle in the commission of a felony, and was held on $250,000 cash bond. Walker was charged with fleeing and eluding and using a vehicle in the commission of a felony, and was held on a $5,000 cash bond.

Both are scheduled for a preliminary examination of the evidence against them April 13 in 23rd District Court.

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