Man arrested in Livonia credit union robbery

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Livonia Police vehicle

Livonia police have arrested a man for robbing a credit union Thursday morning, officials said.

Officials said police continue to investigate and are not yet releasing the man's name until he is formally charged.

Police said the robbery happened at about 9 a.m. at the Community Financial Credit Union at 34000 W. Seven Mile near Gill Road.

A masked man walked into the credit union, jumped up on a counter, produced a gun and announced he was robbing the bank, according to authorities.

The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot in an unknown direction, officials said.

A Livonia police officer saw a man who matched the suspect's description driving a white sedan near Farmington and Schoolcraft roads.

Police began a pursuit of the car on westbound Interstate 96 and then west on M-14, according to officials.

The suspect attempted to exit the highway at Ford Road at a high speed, lost control of the vehicle and flipped the vehicle, police said.

He tried to flee on foot but was quickly arrested by officers.

Police said they searched the car and found two guns inside it, officials said.

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