Man who allegedly robbed bank and used bus as getaway vehicle to return to court
The 30-year-old man accused of robbing an Ann Arbor bank in December and then using an Ann Arbor Transportation Authority bus as a getaway vehicle will return to court in April.
Lorenzo Patterson of Ypsilanti is charged with one count of bank robbery. He will return to court for a preliminary hearing on April 26, according to court records.
Courtesy of Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Police say Patterson walked into the TCF Bank at 125 Briarwood Circle on Dec. 7 and demanded money from a teller. There was no weapon ever seen or implied by Patterson and no note was given to the teller, police said.
The teller gave Patterson an undisclosed amount of money and he left the bank on foot and boarded an eastbound AATA bus to head back to his Ypsilanti home, police said.
Patterson was confronted in Ypsilanti by police officers who chased him while he fled on foot before he surrendered on Hawkins Street between Hill and Franklin streets, according to Ypsilanti police.
Patterson has previously pleaded no contest to two counts of attempting to disarm a police officer of his firearm in Washtenaw County in 2004, according to state records.
He is currently lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail and is being held on $250,000 bond, according to jail records.