FBI Detroit
Special Agent Mara Schneider
(313) 965-5749
September 10, 2014

FBI Seeks the Public’s Help Identifying a Bank Robber

Paul M. Abbate, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office, announced that the FBI is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for the September 7, 2014 robbery of the TCF Bank located in a Royal Oak Township Kroger grocery store.

On the morning of September 7, 2014, the TCF Bank located in a Kroger grocery store at 8920 West 8 Mile Road, Royal Oak Township, Michigan, was robbed by a black male, approximately 60 to 65 years old, 5’9” to 5’11” tall, and 210 to 220 pounds. The suspect gave the victim teller a note stating, “Give me all your money or I will shoot you.”

Still screen captures from surveillance video at TCF and Kroger show the suspect fleeing the scene in a vehicle described as a late model, dark green Ford Explorer.

The investigation is being worked jointly by the FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Michigan State Police. The FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force is composed of special agents with the FBI Detroit Field Office, Oakland County Resident Agency; and state and local law enforcement officers with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Department of Corrections/Parole, and the Bloomfield Township, Auburn Hills, Southfield, and Waterford Township Police Departments.

Members of the public should not try to apprehend the suspect. Anyone with information may contact the FBI Detroit Field Office 24 hours a day at 313-965-2323, or the Michigan State Police Tip-line at 877-616-4677.