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3 arrested in Marysville credit union robbery

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Police have arrested three men accused of robbing a credit union Friday morning in Marysville.

“We’re still piecing the case together,” said Marysville Public Safety Chief Thomas Konik.

Konik said the suspects allegedly robbed the Genisys Credit Union on Huron Boulevard near Michigan Avenue in Marysville before 10 a.m. Marysville is about 55 miles northeast of Detroit and about six miles southwest of Port Huron in St. Clair County.

He said two men armed with handguns entered the credit union and robbed it.

It’s not clear how much money the two men took from the credit union when they fled, Konik said.

Witnesses later provided police with a description of a green minivan they used to flee the scene, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.

Konik said sometime after the robbery, the suspects abandoned the minivan and got into a white sports utility vehicle. The SUV, officials said, matched the description of one used in a bank robbery a few weeks ago in Port Huron Township.

“A St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the SUV, its driver and two passengers, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop,” he said. The driver fled west on Interstate 94 and the deputy gave chase.

Michigan State Police joined in the pursuit of the SUV, which traveled into Macomb County.

Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies and Clinton Township Police assisted in the chase, which continued for about 15 miles until the suspects were stopped at I-94 and Metro Parkway.

The three suspects got out of the vehicle and ran, Konik said. Officers caught one shortly after the car chase ended. A State Police canine unit caught a second suspect and the third was arrested after breaking into a home on Union Lake Road in Clinton Township.

No one was injured in the robbery or the car chase, Konik said.

He said the suspects will likely be formally charged in court next week.

Officials said they believe the suspects were involved in the Jan. 20 robbery of the Talmer Bank on Lapeer Road at 32nd in Port Huron. In that incident, the robbers used and abandoned a minivan for a white SUV, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.

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