Hand Print On Exit Door Leads Police To Bank Robber

WWJ News
January 17, 2020 - 7:37 am

WARREN (WWJ) - A bank robber is under arrest in Macomb County because of a small hand print left on the exit door as he was making his getaway.

The 41-year-old man was taken into custody at his home on the east side of Detroit Thursday.

He is accused of robbing the Huntington Bank on 10 Mile Road and Schoenherr in Warren back on January 2. Police were able to identify him based on a small palm print recovered from the bank's door.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the man confessed to the crime, saying that he needed to rob the bank because he's addicted to gambling.

"He went to the teller's window under the guise of a withdrawal. He put his hand in his pocket implying he had a weapon and stated: 'This is a robbery,'" Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer previously told WWJ. 

The man, who was already on parole for robbing a subway in Saint Clair Shores, left with just over $3,000 from the teller. No one was injured.

He's expected to be formally arraigned on charges later Friday.

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