By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — Police arrested two suspects in connection to a double bank robbery at Huntington Bank branches in Dearborn Dec. 13.
The first call police received was at 9:23 a.m. for a bank robbery in progress at Huntington Bank, 5251, Oakman Blvd. According to a police press release, “The caller relayed that the female suspect had indicated ‘they were watching,’ and she was forced to carry an explosive device. She was given money and she left the area in a white sedan.”
That same morning at 9:48 a.m. police responded to Huntington Bank, 22290 Michigan Ave. on a report of a female who just robbed the bank with a note indicating an explosive device.
She also left the scene in a white sedan.
The description was broadcast to officers and Dearborn patrol officers spotted the vehicle on Michigan Avenue near Southfield where a traffic stop was conducted.
Both suspects were arrested, but have not been named as the robberies are still under investigation and charges had not been filed as of press time.
“The investigation is still ongoing as detectives responded to both banks to speak with witnesses and review video footage,” the press release read.
Dearborn Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene and ensured that there was no explosive device in the vehicle, according to the police press release.
“Due to the information provided by witnesses and the quick actions of our officers, the suspects involved in these incidents were successfully taken into custody,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “I commend both the witnesses and the officers involved for their efforts.”
Calls and messages to the Huntington Bank Media Relations department for comment were not answered by press time.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected].)