Rite Aid Robber Stopped by Police Car

(report from Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police)


On Tuesday July 27, 2010 at shortly after 10:30 a.m., a 39 year old man entered the Rite Aid store on Woodward in Ferndale and committed an armed robbery with a handgun.


Immediately after being robbed, the victim store clerk phone police and gave a description of the suspect.


Shortly after, a Ferndale Officer spotted the suspect leaving the area in a Ford Bronco. The officer attempted to stop the man who fled through streets of Ferndale at high rates of speeds. The suspect was crashed multiple times into police cars. 


The suspect made it to 8 Mile road and fled west bound, eventually cutting over the median and driving w.b. in the e.b. traffic lanes before losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a tree at 8 Mile / Picadilly. The suspect then fled on foot into Detroit, ran back northbound, and attempted to cross 8 Mile road. 


He ran through traffic and was struck and knocked down by an unmarked police vehicle. The suspect was then apprehended.


He had what appeared to be minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Reports are being processed and we expect to present the case to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office tomorrow.


UPDATE:  10-1773: Armed Robbery of Rite Aid

The man arrested for robbing the Rite Aid then fleeing for police yesterday has been arraigned on the following counts:

1.       Armed Robbery – Live offense

2.        2 counts of Possession of a Firearm in the commission of a felony – 2 years

3.       Possession of a Firearm by felon – 5 years

4.       Fleeing – 5 years

5.       MDOP Police Property – 4 years.

Magistrate Mead set bond at 1 Million Dollars.




Charter One Robbery
(report from Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Department)

On Monday, 07/26/10 at approx. 12:20 p.m. the Charter One Bank located at 23011 Woodward in Ferndale was robbed by a woman. It appears that this same person robbed several other banks in the down river area.

The description of the woman at the time of the Ferndale robbery is:
White female
Mid-20’s to 30 years old
Short (less than 5’6”), thin build
Auburn hair in a pony tail
Wearing large dark sunglasses
Dark long sleeved shirt
Dark pants (blue or black)
The woman walked into the bank, approached a teller, and handed him a note demanding money. The teller gave the thief an undisclosed amount of cash, and she left the bank on foot. When fleeing outside of the bank, a dye pack exploded. The woman is likely stained with a reddish pink colored dye.
Attached are pictures of the suspect. Video is available.


UPDATE 10-1763:

A woman is in custody in Wyandotte and is believed to be responsible for several bank robberies in the down river area as well as the robbery of the Charter One Bank in Ferndale. The woman is a w/f, DOB  09/27/77.

The case is still under investigation. It is likely that the prosecution of this matter will be handled by the FBI due to the numerous banks robbed in different jurisdictions.

For more police reports go to www.ferndale115.com/policereport.html