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Posted on Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

Man accused of robbing Saline Domino's, attempting to escape custody may be robbery suspect in Tecumseh

By Kyle Feldscher

The man accused of robbing a Saline Domino’s and then attempting to escape from police custody while at an area hospital may be a suspect in two robberies in Tecumseh, according to police.


Robert Neibler

Courtesy of the Saline Police Department

According to the Saline police report, the department is working with Tecumseh police officers to determine if Robert Neibler, 27, is a suspect in two robberies committed this month.

According to the Adrian Daily Telegram, the first robbery occurred at 9 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Fabricare Laundromat, 115 Herrick Park Drive. The second robbery occurred the next day at about 5 p.m. at 208 E. Chicago Blvd, the paper reported.

The suspect in both cases is described as a white man who entered the businesses with a knife and demanded money from the employees and left with an unknown amount of cash, according to the Daily Telegram.

According to Saline police, Neibler left a drug rehab center in Ann Arbor and was driven by a woman to the Domino’s, at 401 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline. Police said Neibler got out of the car and entered the store, where he told an employee that he had a gun and demanded money from the register.

Police said Neibler got back into the car and instructed the woman to drive away. Police pulled the truck over a short time later as it was heading north on Maple Road. He was arrested on scene, according to the police report.

Neibler was charged with armed robbery Tuesday and is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail on a $125,000 bond.

According to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Neibler attempted to escape police custody early Wednesday when he was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

At about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Neibler assaulted an officer escorting him to a restroom, according to police. He attempted to remove the officer’s gun from its holster and a struggle ensued before Neibler was restrained. Another officer assisted in subduing Neibler, according to police.

Neibler was at the hospital to be treated for self-inflicted injuries, according to police.

He has prior convictions for breaking and entering and uttering and publishing.

Neibler will be back in court for a preliminary exam on Jan. 31

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


Jeff Renner

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 7:45 p.m.

"Police said Neibler got back into the car and instructed the woman to drive away. Police pulled the truck over a short time later as it was heading north on Maple Road." What truck? It was a car in the previous sentence.


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 8:40 p.m.

Pitiful, how does anyone fix STUPID ACTIONS? He needs to be put away for LIFE!


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 8:20 p.m.

Today's picture looks like he's got a head transplant or else the victim of choking due to the long red mark on his neck. Would these marks be the self-inflicted ones mentioned in the article or as a result of police restraint?


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 7:36 p.m.

You would think the crime experts who regularly post on about the police news would know uttering and publishing is, usually, writing bad checks.

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 5:56 p.m.

The pictures in both stories are of Mr. Neibler. As someone pointed out on a previous story, that picture was from when he was arrested four years ago and was from the Michigan Offender Tracking Information System. This is his updated booking photo from last week.


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 7:14 p.m.

In addition to these other personality quirks, the man is also either a master of disguise or ran the wrong picture the other day.


Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 12:16 a.m.

New picture a stock photo of Ben Stiller?


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 5:56 p.m.

The robberies in Tecumseh actually happened on Thursday and then the following Saturday. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 1 p.m.

convictions for 'uttering' and 'publishing'??? tell us more, as there may be some remedy for some notorious 'utterers' and 'publishers' hereabouts. ( moderators know just who i mean!!)


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 3:04 p.m.

Also here from the Michigan Penal Code <a href="" rel='nofollow'>;objectname=mcl-750-249</a>


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 2:01 p.m.

@daytona: thanks for the info. There go my hopes and dreams .


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 1:53 p.m.

&quot;Uttering and publishing&quot; is a legal term - see: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 1:35 p.m.

@Sharon - I am assuming it's proofread with a text editor which picks up most misspellings. However, it doesn't do a very good job with grammatical errors as &quot;case&quot; is a valid word and won't flag.


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 1:09 p.m.

It may be related to the &quot;unknown amount of case&quot; that was described as being stolen in the 4th paragraph. Guys, you're a newspaper..doesn't someone proofread stories before they're published?


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 11:37 a.m.

I think I speak for all of society when I say we have had enough of this guy and wish to never see him again. No rehab is going to fix him, some men you just can't reach so you get what we had here last week. Which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it.


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 3:04 p.m.

From the red marks around his neck in his booking photo and then his allegedly trying to grab a cops gun at the hospital he may be telling everyone he's had enough of himself. Sounds like this man is struggling with a horrible addiction (leaving drug rehab, allegedly robbing a store and from my view- trying to end his life twice). I hope he gets the help he needs , pays his debt to society (if he owes one) and maybe one day his story will help another addict/alcoholic stay sober. This town is full of people who have been in this mans shoes.