Brighton man in jail after bank robbery and attempted bank robbery

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A 37-year-old Brighton man is lodged at the Livingston County Jail on pending charges of bank robbery and attempted bank robbery.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a bank robbery at the TCF Bank at 3857 E. Grand River Ave. in Genoa Township at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

The investigation revealed that a while male entered the bank wearing blue coveralls, a black hood and black ski mask. He approached multiple bank tellers and advised them that it was a robbery. Witnesses said the suspect implied that he had a weapon, but no weapon was shown. The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money toward the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot.

Witnesses provided a description of a while Ford F-150 pickup as possibly being involved.

Deputies then provided a description of the suspect and the possible vehicle involved.

At approximately 9:23 a.m. deputies located a vehicle matching the description on Highland Road near Michigan Avenue. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle, and a suspect was taken into custody for further investigation after it was determined that he matched the description provided.

At approximately 9:14 a.m., it was reported that the suspect had also been at the Lake Trust Credit Union at 1700 W. Highland Road in Howell Township. He was wearing the same clothing, but was met upon entering the bank by an employee who told him to remove his mask and hood. The suspect fled the bank without completing the attempted robbery.

The incidents remain under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau.

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