Woman claims to have bomb during robbery attempt

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Dearborn Heights — A woman claimed she had a bomb Thursday during an attempted bank robbery, according to the Dearborn Heights Police Department.

The woman, in her mid-30s, entered a Comerica Bank around 3:40 p.m. near Telegraph Road and Annapolis Street, Officer Mark Parrinello said.

“She asked the teller about opening an account and then she handed a note saying she had a bomb and wanted money,” Parrinello said.

The suspect fled the bank on foot and left the scene in a tan or gray vehicle, possibly a GMC Yukon, driven by an accomplice. Police are not releasing whether she escaped with any cash.

The woman was wearing gray sweatpants and a gray, hooded sweatshirt, Parrinello said. The sweatshirt had “Detroit” written in orange lettering across the front and a white Olde English “D” on the left sleeve.

The suspect also wore a dark-colored hood with what appeared to be a red scarf or hair visible just above her eyes, Parrinello said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dearborn Heights police at (313) 277-6770.

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