2 arrested in August robbery of Chesterfield Township bank

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Chesterfield Township — Police have arrested a suspect and an accomplice in the Aug. 22 robbery of a TCF Bank branch, officials said.

Police said a man entered at about 10 a.m. Aug. 22 the TCF Bank on 23 Mile Road near Seaton Road in Chesterfield Township and robbed it by giving a teller a note. A weapon was implied, but not seen, officials said.

Chesterfield Township police detectives arrested the two men at about 11 a.m. Friday near 23 Mile and Seaton, they said. Detectives had received tips a suspect was in the area and set up surveillance.

Officials said the two men were walking along 23 Mile when detectives approached. The pair fled and the officers chased them on foot.

One of the men was quickly caught while the other was found hiding in a nearby business, according to authorities. The detectives found two guns.

Police said they are not releasing the identities of the suspects until they are formally charged, which is scheduled next week. However, they said both men are in their early 20s and both are Detroit residents.

A man allegedly entered the TCF Bank on 23 Mile near Seaton at about 10 a.m. Aug. 22 and passed a note to a teller demanding money.

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The robber wore a covering over the top of his head and mouth. He also implied he had a weapon, but one wasn't seen, police said. After the robbery, he fled on foot.


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