FBI Seeks the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robber
Paul Abbate, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office, announced that the FBI is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for the August 13, 2014 Charter One bank robbery in Ferndale.
On August 13, 2014, just after 1:00 p.m., a black male wearing a tan Pittsburgh Steelers baseball cap and a tan vest entered the Charter One bank at 23011 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan, and demanded cash. The suspect, carrying a bag with wires visibly hanging out of it, stated he was going to blow up the bank and everyone inside unless the bank teller complied with his demand.
The case is being worked jointly by members of the FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ferndale Police Department. The Oakland County Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force is composed of special agents with the FBI 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; the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office at 248-858-5000; or the Ferndale Police Department at 248-541-3650.