TROY (WWJ) – A man who police say was responsible for a pair of bank robberies in Oakland County is in custody thanks to the quick thinking of an eyewitness.
Authorities say a man entered the Charter One Bank on Stephenson Highway in Troy on Wednesday, implied he had a gun and demanded money.
A witness saw the man — described as around 35 years old wearing what looked like a bullet-resistant vest — leave the bank and get into a pickup truck in a nearby parking lot.
That witness called police and investigators with the FBI Oakland County Gangs & Violent Crimes Task Force assisted Troy Police Investigators in identifying the suspect.
The man was arrested a short time later — on unrelated charges and without incident, according to Troy police.
It’s believed the suspect is responsible for a robbery at Chase Bank branch on Coolidge in Huntington Woods on Jan. 6, according to a city of Troy news release.
The man’s name was not immediately released, pending formal federal charges being pursued through the Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Office.