Robert Russell Winder of Detroit is arraigned in 19th District Court Wednesday on charges of armed robbery and bank robbery. He is facing life in prison.
By DANIEL HERATY
DEARBORN – Police arrested a 25-year-old Detroit resident Tuesday suspected in a bank robbery that took place Monday.
Robert Winder allegedly entered the Key Bank branch, 230 N. Telegraph, about 4 p.m. Monday and approached a teller with a gun. He got away with an unknown amount of money in a silver Dodge Neon with Alabama license plates.
Police said he was caught following a stakeout that ended at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Officials credited tips they received from residents for the speedy capture.
Winder, who has a previous criminal record in Alabama, was arraigned Wednesday in 19th District Court before Judge Richard Wygonik on one count each of bank robbery and armed robbery, both of which carry a maximum term of life in prison. Bond was set at $100,000.
A preliminary examination based on the evidence against Winder is scheduled for April 8.
Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement that he is “grateful for the media and public’s assistance.”
“The tips provided were instrumental in the location and subsequent arrest of the suspect in this case,” he said. “The communities involvement in working with the police has been crucial in assisting the Dearborn Police Department to locate and arrest several violent offenders in the past month.”
(Daniel Heraty can be reached at [email protected].)