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Monday, October 08, 2007

Robber holds up Chemical Bank, escapes

Sun Photo by Ryan Evon

Updated: 10/8/2007 5:21:01 PM
Mt. Pleasant police say a man gave a teller a note that said he had a gun, and held up the Chemical Bank branch at 914 E. Pickard St. Monday afternoon.
The robber is described as a young white man, about 35 years old, wearing a waist-length cordury or suede jacket, and jeans.
Police said he escaped from the bank on foot. Investigators aren't certain where he went, but a tracking dog was brought to the scene.
Police have not said how much cash the robber got.
The robbery was reported at 3:23 p.m., while many area schools and after-school programs were still in session. The Mt. Pleasant Youth Services Unit immediately ordered all schools in Mt. Pleasant, Union Township and the Isabella Reservation locked down.
The Green Spot tavern nearby also was ordered locked down for about an hour in the wake of the robbery.
Officers canvassed the neighborhood, asking people in the busy Pickard Street area if they saw anything.
The bank is located between a McDonald's restaurant and the Aunt Millie's Bakeries Inc. outlet store.
Police believe the robber might have cased the bank from the McDonald's next door.
No one was reported injured.
The last robbery of a Mt. Pleasant bank was in 2005, when a bank on South Mission Street was held up.
Sun Breaking News by Mark Ranzenberger


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