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Suspect sought in Detroit bank robbery

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are working to find a man accused of robbing a bank Friday on the city’s west side.

Surveillance photo of man who allegedly stole from Fifth Third Bank on Telegraph on Friday afternoon.

The suspect walked into a Fifth Third Bank in the 19100 block of Telegraph at about 3:08 p.m., approached the counter “and handed the teller a note demanding money,” investigators said in a statement.

The worker complied and gave him an undisclosed amount of money, according to the release. The suspect, who was not seen carrying a weapon, then fled on foot north.

Surveillance photo of man who allegedly stole from Fifth Third Bank on Telegraph on Friday afternoon.

Within hours, authorities released surveillance images of the suspect to generate tips. He is described as a white male, 5-foot-5, with a slim build, red beard and freckles. The man was last seen wearing a black skull cap, black Nike sweatshirt, black Puma jogging pants with a white stripe and black shoes.

Anyone who recognizes him or has information is asked to call the Detroit Police Eighth Precinct Investigative Unit at (313) 596-5840. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the DPD Connect app or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.