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Posted on Fri, Dec 9, 2011 : 11:55 a.m.

Pittsfield Township police seek man who tried to steal handbag at TCF Bank

By Kyle Feldscher

Pittsfield Township police are looking for a man who attempted to take a black handbag away from a man at the TCF Bank, 3839 Carpenter Road, on Wednesday.


Pittsfield Township police are looking for this man in connection with the attempted theft of a black handbag from a man at the TCF Bank on Carpenter Road Wednesday.

Courtesy of Pittsfield Township police

Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said Thursday that a man entered the TCF Bank at about 11 a.m. Wednesday and sat near the new accounts area of the branch. He was informed that someone from the bank would be with him in a moment and, after about a minute, he got up, left the bank and attacked the man carrying the handbag before he entered, Schick said.

The man and the victim scuffled for a second as the man attempted to steal the bag before apparently letting go and running toward a vehicle in the parking lot, Schick said. The man apparently shouted, “I’m sorry! I’m sorry!” to the victim as he ran back to his car, Schick said.


The car the suspect drove is pictured here. It is the middle car missing a hubcap on the front driver's side.

Courtesy of Pittsfield Township police

Police thought they had a partial license plate for the vehicle, but none of the results came back to match the description of the vehicle. The car was described as a older model, tan Buick Century with a hubcap missing on the front driver’s side wheel and a sticker on the gas tank.

The suspect is described as white, about six feet tall and about 170 pounds. He is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old and he was wearing a tan, checkered zip-up hooded sweatshirt with a blue polo shirt underneath.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety anonymous tip line at 734-822-4958.

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



Sat, Dec 10, 2011 : 2:08 a.m.

Actually I see 4 cars, the car with the missing hubcap on the drivers side is quite visable. !st. car to the right of the tree. Sorry might be a little late here.

Billy Bob Schwartz

Sat, Dec 10, 2011 : 1:58 a.m. bus? What a scary thing to happen to you. Makes me wonder what comes over some people. Always glad when there is no serious injury.


Fri, Dec 9, 2011 : 8:24 p.m.

Any way to get a bigger picture of the perp for identification purposes? It looks to be a decent picture for once, but it's hard to see.

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Dec 9, 2011 : 8:31 p.m.

Unfortunately, that photo is the exact size of the screenshot of the video that I was provided. I think any bigger than that and it would become pixelated and harder to distinguish. I'll see what I can do.


Fri, Dec 9, 2011 : 7:12 p.m.

I know they may be all the rage in Europe, but in the USA these man purses frequently attract an undesirable element


Fri, Dec 9, 2011 : 6:51 p.m.

It'll be the tan Buick century

Buster W.

Fri, Dec 9, 2011 : 5:06 p.m.

I see three cars in this photo. Which one?

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Dec 9, 2011 : 5:12 p.m.

It is the car missing a hubcap, as per the description. I've updated the caption to make that more clear.