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Posted on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 11:31 a.m.

Accused bank robber taken into custody

By Paula Gardner

The man charged with robbing the PNC Bank on Washtenaw in Ann Arbor last summer has been taken into custody.

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Andre Keith Woodson, 24, was charged on Aug. 17 with bank robbery and armed robbery, according to previous reports.

He's now in custody in the Washtenaw County Jail, according to county information.

Woodson is accused of walking into the bank at 3252 Washtenaw Ave. at 9:56 a.m. on Aug. 15, implying he had a weapon and passing a note to a teller, demanding money.

Ann Arbor police officers spotted him in Detroit the next day, but were not able to apprehend him at the time.

However, Ann Arbor police officers on a special detail apprehended Woodson in Detroit on Tuesday night.

Woodson has been ordered held on no bond on the bank robbery charge, according to inmate data. He's also held on two traffic charges.



Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 3:06 p.m.

I would suspect jurisdictional problems prevented capturing the man arrested the first time they spooted him in Detroit. In fact I beleive it's clear when they mention the special detail pickinh him up on the next night.


Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 1:34 p.m.

He should try to escape and go on the lam; probably he will end up in a high position at WCC in 20 years.


Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 12:57 a.m.

@ nick, I think you are referring to another bank robbery that occured on june 24th. Not this one on Aug 15th. @ Sally, complete reporting was made at the time the Police went to Detroit the next day. (nearly 3 months ago) @ AAPD Great Job, and follow up in this (catch) of Woodson!!!


Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 12:21 a.m.

Good job, AAPD, though no explanation as to why AAPD were not able to apprehend him when Ann Arbor police officers spotted him in Detroit the next day. Why not? Once again, incomplete reporting.


Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 11:29 p.m.

And the $25,000 reward got paid to whom? Or did not get paid? Or was applied to the TARP re-payment?

monroe c

Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 6:40 p.m.

Nice job, AAPD! It's nice to see that the few of you who still have jobs are working hard for our mayor, who maintains that the downtown area is safe...despite the rising trend in violent crime.

Marilyn Wilkie

Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 5:30 p.m.

Kudos to the AAPD. Great job once again.

Smart Logic

Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 5:02 p.m.

Well done. I'm glad to see them actively pursue and apprehend him despite him disappearing off the radar. Thank you, whoever kept up with this and spearheaded the special detail.


Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 6:59 p.m.

That's the thing though doesn't even sound like he was trying to hide. How big is Detroit and he was just randomly spotted on the street by AAPD? I think they knew exactly where he was but couldn't arrest him for some reason. And apparently that reason is no longer valid