FBI Seeks the Public’s Help Identifying a Bank Robber
Paul Abbate, special agent in charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office, and Chief William Armstrong of the Lathrup Village Police Department announced that the FBI is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the October 6, 2014 robbery of a TCF Bank branch in Lathrup Village.
On October 6, 2014, at approximately 10:07 a.m., an unidentified black male entered the TCF Bank branch located at 17535 12 Mile Road in Lathrup Village, Michigan, implied he had a gun and demanded money from the teller. The suspect wore a white piece of tape over his nose; a dark, Champion brand, zip-up hooded sweatshirt (with the hood pulled over his head); dark pants; gloves; and sunglasses. The suspect fled the scene in an older model, white Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable that had front-end damage, a dark driver-side mirror, and a white passenger-side mirror.
The investigation is being worked jointly by the FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Lathrup Village Police Department. 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(s). Anyone with information may contact the FBI Detroit Field Office 24 hours a day at 313-965-2323 or the Lathrup Village Police Department at 248-557-3600.