Chase bank in Detroit targeted twice since Monday

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A Chase bank branch on the city’s west side has been the site of two attempted bank robberies since Monday, police confirmed.

At about 2:30 p.m. Monday, a teenager entered the bank on Seven Mile near Greenfield and handed the teller a note saying he had an explosive and to hand over some cash. The teller complied, but by the time the teen reached the exit, it was locked.

Police arrested the teen without incident. Because the suspect is a juvenile, police won’t release information on the teen’s age, said Sgt. Cassandra Lewis of the Detroit Police Department.

At 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, a suspect or suspects broke a glass door and entered the same bank. They weren’t able to take anything before leaving. As of yet, police don’t know if there is footage of the break-in and couldn’t say how police were alerted to it.

Police don’t yet have a description of the suspect or suspects, Lewis said.