Columbia Township Police say Comerica Bank, 11351 Brooklyn Road, was robbed this afternoon (Tues 10/11). Police were dispatched to scene at 2:10 pm, shortly after the robbery.
Columbia Township Police Chief Jay Niles describes what happen:
“A single suspect entered the bank and displayed a firearm while seeking money. Once the robbery was complete the suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Following the reporting of this robbery, the Columbia Lower Elementary School and the Columbia Upper Elementary School, both located in the village of Brooklyn, were placed into a lock down as the location of the suspect was unknown. Additionally, Columbia School
District transportation was instructed to not enter the area until the situation was secured.
A description of the suspect and and the vehicle operated at the time of the robbery was disseminated to area law enforcement.
Police say shortly thereafter contact was made with the occupant of a vehicle matching the suspect’s. That occurred on Wampler’s Lake Road in Columbia Township. “Further investigation into this vehicle and the occupant discovered numerous articles of evidence of the crime and furthermore the evidence identified the suspect of this crime as well.”
Chief Niles says a suspect has been identified and the investigation continues as of 9 pm Tuesday.
Google Map photo from 2017
Other police agencies assisted with the investigation—the Michigan State Police, Jackson County Office of the Sheriff, and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation.