Bank robbery suspect caught

UPDATE (3:04 p.m.) – Around 1:50 p.m. Thursday the suspect in the Comerica Bank robbery was arrested. Officials say he is a 49-year-old Jackson resident, who is currently being held in the Jackson County Jail. The suspect was released from the Michigan Department of Corrections in January 2014 after serving a bank robbery sentence.

“I am proud of the quick collaborative effort of law enforcement to bring this to a swift end,” said Sheriff Steve Rand, Jackson County. “The public’s willingness to help was a large key to this investigation, with a Facebook post of the surveillance photo’s that reached 53,000+ people, I am encouraged by this citizen law enforcement relationship we have cultivated.”

BLACKMAN TWP., MI (WLNS) – The suspect in a bank robbery Wednesday is considered armed and dangerous and he could be walking the streets in Jackson County right now.

Now there’s a $2,000 reward being offered to find this man who sheriff’s officials say robbed a Comerica Bank.

It happened around 12:24 p.m. Wednesday in the 2800 block of E. Michigan Ave.

6 News has learned the suspect had a modified weapon, similar to a sawed-off shot gun and used it to grab cash.

“We appreciate the public coming in and contacting us and calling us with any information they have because sometimes one individual may only have a small piece of the puzzle and maybe another caller has another piece of the puzzle that’s how we kind of assemble these things altogether,” said Chris Kuhl, Jackson County undersheriff.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOP. The $2,000 reward is being offered by Comerica Bank.

SLIDESHOW: Comerica Bank Robbery

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