Alleged bank robber held on $1 million bond

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR – After allegedly impersonating a police officer and robbing the Alliance Catholic Credit Union, 9300 Cooper St, a 27-year-old resident is being held on a $100,000 cash, 10 percent bond.

Aaron Smiatacz remains jailed after reportedly attempting to rob the bank. He was arraigned Dec. 28 before Judge Joseph Slaven in 23rd District Court.

Smiatacz allegedly walked into the credit union and produced a fake police badge, Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said.

Police arrested Smiatacz for bank robbery and impersonating an officer. He reportedly passed the bank teller a note demanding all her $50 and $100 bills Dec. 23. The teller reportedly said she didn’t see a weapon.

The suspect was arrested while leaving a Canton Township motel.

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