Customer shoots suspected bank robber in Warren

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A suspected bank robber was injured Monday afternoon in Warren after he was shot by a customer carrying a concealed weapon.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. at the Citizen’s Bank on Timken near Van Dyke, said Warren Mayor Jim Fouts.

During the bank robbery, the 43-year-old male suspect pointed a gun at a 63-year-old male customer, Fouts said. The customer, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, then shot the suspect in both arms and one leg, injuring him.

“That caused him to drop the money,” Fouts said. “Police were able to retrieve it.”

The suspect robber was taken to St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Fouts said. His condition was unknown Monday evening.

There were three tellers in the bank at the time of the incident, Fouts said. No one else was harmed.

Police continue to investigate.

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