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Mich. Man Recognizes Mom As Bank Robbery Suspect

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Dee Ann Sanders (Booking Photo)

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BYRON TWP. (WWJ/AP) - The FBI says a Michigan man who recognized his mother in surveillance photos of a bank robbery called police to turn her in.

The man told police his mother was at his home in Kent County’s Byron Township.

Authorities say 53-year-old Dee Ann Sanders of Martin was charged Tuesday with robbing a Bank of America branch on June 18.

According to investigators, a teller said the robber handed her a note demanding $2,500 for her children and grandchildren. The crook got away with $1,092.

Surveillance photos show a woman wearing a bright red T-shirt with a large American flag on the front.

FBI special agent Adam Van Deuren said shortly after the photos were released, Sanders’ son and several other callers identified her as the robber.

Sanders later admitted to robbing the bank, saying “she was stressed about problems with her husband, causing her to have crack-cocaine addiction-related urges,” the FBI said in a statement.

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