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