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Posted on Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 11:28 a.m.

Man suspected of robbing Ann Arbor bank arrested at Lansing Township hotel

By Kyle Feldscher

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Police released these images of a man robbing the Fifth Third Bank on West Stadium Boulevard Wednesday. The man was arrested Saturday night in Lansing Township.

The man suspected of robbing an Ann Arbor bank Wednesday was arrested Saturday night near Lansing following a brief standoff, police said Sunday.

Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Robert Pfannes confirmed the man was arrested late Saturday night. Police tracked him to a Courtyard Marriott hotel in Lansing Township.

“Investigation identified a suspect, who was traced to the Lansing Township area,” Pfannes said.

Ann Arbor police detectives worked with Ingham County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Lansing Township police and other area departments to negotiate with the man. Pfannes said a SWAT team and a negotiator were both called in to get the man to surrender peacefully.

Pfannes said it took about 15 minutes for negotiators to talk the man into surrendering. He said much of what was seen around the hotel was police set-up and no one was in danger.

Ann Arbor police Detective Jack Foster was instrumental in solving the case, tracking the suspect's last known whereabouts from Mount Pleasant to Kalkaska to finally the Lansing Township hotel.

The man was considered armed and dangerous after the Wednesday robbery.

Police said the man walked into the Fifth Third Bank, 2090 W. Stadium Blvd. at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday. The man showed a semiautomatic handgun and demanded large bills from two tellers at the bank.

The man then left the bank and fled in a vehicle parked nearby in the parking lot of the Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd.

Pfannes said the man is in custody at the Ann Arbor Police Department Sunday morning and is expected to be arraigned Monday.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.


Honest Abe

Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 1:13 a.m.

I told you he was too sloppy. COLLARED.


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 1:08 a.m.

Good police work, congrats.


Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 11:16 p.m.

Hope he got a nice massage while at the Marriott, lol Goes to show, anything can and does happen at hotels.


Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 10:24 p.m.

Great work by the police and whomever tipped them off as well.

Keith Hafner

Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 9:46 p.m.

Excellent work!


Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 7:47 p.m.

But, wait ..... I thought these bank robbers generally don't get caught according to some of our brilliant posters ??? I guess the fact that 75% are caught within a very short time frame according to the FBI doesn't count for much.


Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 7:13 p.m.

Outstanding job, Detective Foster and AAPD!


Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 7:10 p.m.

He's went upscale with the Courtyard Marriott and it just goes to show you really get what you pay for, him being taken alive and everything.


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 1:17 a.m.

Paul, The person you are referring to was also taken alive.


Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 11:21 p.m.

While yeah, hard to shoot up a place like the Marriott where other guest are all around. Now if he was hiding inside a boat while unarmed.