By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK – A 21-year-old resident remains in custody awaiting several charges of armed and unarmed robbery for a summer mini-spree at a credit union and clothing store.
Christopher Kaszu-bowski was denied bond Tuesday during an arraignment before Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hathaway. He is charged with one count of unarmed robbery following his July 14 arrest outside of the Lincoln Park Credit Union, 1440 Emmons.
Previously, Kaszu-bowski was arraigned in Lincoln Park’s 25th District Court on one count of unarmed robbery for the incident.
Charges of armed robbery, however, are pending for previous crimes. During the arrest at the credit union, Kaszubowski was identified as the likely robber of the nearby Fashion Bug, which prosecutors said he visited in June. A Fashion Bug employee who was called to the credit union scene said, “That’s the guy who robbed us.”
A calendar conference is scheduled for Aug. 31 to determine trial dates for the unarmed robbery charges; on the same day Kaszubowski is expected to be formally charged with two counts of armed robbery, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Separately, Brandi Whiting, 22, pleaded guilty on Aug. 9 to one count of armed robbery. Whiting was arrested near the credit union on July 14 while driving a green Ford Taurus, a vehicle identified as being used during both robbery attempts. Whiting is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
(James Mitchell can be reached at [email protected])