By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK — A guilty plea was entered last week by one of two defendants facing charges for an armed robbery attempt last month at the Lincoln Park Credit Union, 1400 Emmons.
Arraignment on the second defendant — also charged with armed robberies at Fashion Bug — is scheduled for Tuesday.
Brandi Whiting, 22, plead guilty on Tuesday before Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner to one count of armed robbery, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Whiting was arrested by police near the credit union on July 14 after being pulled over while driving a green Ford Taurus. The vehicle was identified by credit union employees, who said that the car was likely used during a previous incident at the nearby Fashion Bug, 3622 Fort St., where an armed robber stole an estimated $400.
Also arrested at the credit union was Christopher Kaszubowski, 21, who was lingering near the front door wearing a black, zipped-up hoodie and black gloves, with an unknown suspected weapon in the front pocket. A Fashion Bug employee spoke to police at the scene and said, “That’s the guy who robbed us.”
Last week, Kaszubowski was bound over from Lincoln Park’s 25th District Court on three counts of armed or unarmed robbery — two separate charges for Fashion Bug — and faces a preliminary exam on Tuesday. Kaszubowski remains in custody.
Whiting is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 25.
(James Mitchell can be reached at [email protected])