CLAWSON (WWJ) — A bank robbery suspect was arrested and arraigned Friday in Federal Court after being identified through the help of surveillance photos.
The incident happened on Wednesday in Clawson at the KeyBank on 14 Mile. After making a money grab, 39-year-old Matthew Pickett took off and evaded arrest.READ MORE: The Detroit Demolition Department Awarding Contracts To Detroit-Based Black Owned Businesses
On Thursday, police located Pickett at a known drug house in Detroit. He was taken into custody with the help of the FBI and the Oakland County Gang & Violent Crimes Task Force.READ MORE: Fund Pays Back Tax Debt Of 1,600 Detroit Homeowners
Clawson High School and Middle School were put on lockdown following the robbery as the suspect escaped and was at large late in the afternoon.
The lockdown started before the school day ended and students were being held after the final bell as a precaution. Police said the robbery was not connected to the schools.MORE NEWS: Detroit Man Charged In Connection With Son's Fatal Shooting
Pickett has been charged in the bank robbery.