Chesterfield Twp., Shelby Twp. police seek bank robbery suspect

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Chesterfield Township Police are looking for this man in connection with a Thursday bank robbery.

Chesterfield Township — Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank in the 23 Mile and Gratiot Avenue area Thursday, officials said.

The robbery happened at about 3:30 p.m. at a Chase Bank branch, authorities said. The suspect handed a note to a teller demanding money, they said. 

Witnesses told investigators they did not see a weapon, police said.

The suspect was last seen fleeing south on foot. Officers with a canine unit tracked the suspect to a location where investigators believe he then escaped in a vehicle.

Officials released an image of the suspect captured by the bank's security system.

They also said the suspect appears to be the same man who robbed a bank in Shelby Township Friday.

Shelby Township officials agreed and said the suspect robbed a Huntington Bank branch in the area of 24 Mile and Hayes. The heist happened at about 10:20 a.m.

Police said the suspect handed a teller a note demanding cash. 

The suspect is described as a white male, 6-foot-2 and more than 300 pounds.

Shelby Township Police said the man fled the bank on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. Officers used a canine unit to track the suspect, but his scent was lost at 24 Mile and Shanelle.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery should call Chesterfield Township Police Det. Paul Kasperski at (586) 949-2322 or email him at or call Shelby Township Police at (586) 731-2121, ext 3.
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