Clinton Township police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men wanted in connection with separate robberies at the Fifth Third Bank at Hayes and 18 Mile Road in the past five months.
The first robbery was reported Aug. 24, 2012 at the 40980 Hayes Rd. branch. The suspect, dubbed the "Mad Hatter" in reference to the clothing he was wearing at the time of the robbery, approached the teller with a note that read, "This is a hold up." The note indicated he didn’t want to hurt anyone but ordered that no dye packs be put in with the money, according to police.
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This suspect is described by police as a white male in his mid 30s with a long red or blonde ponytail and scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a floppy white hat with a yellow hard hat on top and a bright yellow reflective vest when the robbery took place.
The man left the bank with $1,606 in cash, which he put in a duffel bag before walking out.
. In this case, the suspect approached one of the bank tellers and handed over a note reading, “Give me all your money. No dye packs or transmitter. I will check. Do not alert anyone and no one will be harmed. Hurry.”
Along with the note, the suspect placed a pillowcase on the counter, which the teller filled with approximately $2,532, according to police. The man then fled the scene.
Police describe this suspect as a white male, standing 5’8’’ to 5’10’’ tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds and wearing a dark blue hoodie, gray scarf with stripes, black frame glasses, gloves, jeans and tennis shoes at the time of the theft.
Police have not ruled out the possibility that the robberies, both of which took place on a Friday, may be connected.
Anyone with information about either of these robberies or the individuals pictured above is asked to call the police department at 586-493-7849.
Search continues for stolen Amigo
Police are also asking for information concerning the theft of an Amigo electric shopping cart from the Groesbeck Meijer on Nov. 26.
The suspect in this case is described as a white female in her 60s, wearing glasses, and a white and blue jacket at the time of the theft. A surveillance photo of the woman is available in the gallery above.
She was last seen riding the black and yellow three-wheel scooter past Sonic toward Groesbeck, according to police.
Anyone with information on the suspect's identity or the location of the cart is asked to call the police department at 586-493-7840.