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Posted on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 5:07 p.m.

Man accused of robbing Saline Domino's held on $100,000 bond

By Kyle Feldscher

A 27-year-old man accused of holding up a Domino’s pizza store in Saline Monday afternoon was arraigned on a charge of armed robbery and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Robert Neibler, of Tecumseh, is charged with one count each of armed robbery, larceny of money and threatening an individual at the store. Although Saline police requested no bond, Neibler was given a $100,000 bond during his arraignment.


Robert Neibler

Police were called at 3:30 p.m. Monday to the Domino’s store, 401 E. Michigan Ave., for a report of an armed robbery. Police arrested Neibler and said they believe the robbery may have been drug related.

“We’ve seen a recent spike in crimes that have ties to prescription and non-prescription drug abuse,” said Saline Detective Don Lupi in a statement. “This is yet another unfortunate event that has occurred from possible drug dependency.”

Neibler is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 31. He will be represented by the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office.

Neibler said during his arraignment that he is single and has no children. He has previously been convicted of breaking and entering with intent to commit a crime in Mason County in 2002 and Kalkaska County in 2004. He was served probation in both of those cases.

He was convicted of uttering and publishing in Kalkaska County in 2006 and served more than four years in prison. He was released from prison in late March.

If convicted of armed robbery, Neibler faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 11:34 p.m.

No, the Saline Police like to act tough. As for this guy, have they contacted the Tecumseh Police? There were two robberies there on Thursday and Saturday of last week. Just wondering if it's the same guy.


Thu, Jan 26, 2012 : 7:36 p.m.

Yes, Tecumseh PD is evaluating the evidence, & have stated he's a "very good suspect". Interestingly enough the Tecumseh Herald lists him as from Caseville, while the woman & child in the truck at the time of arrest are from Tecumseh.

Steve Pierce

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 4:40 a.m.

Let me get this straight, rob a pizza place in Saline and get a $100,000 bond. Pull the same stunt in Ypsi and the county lets them go RoR. Brilliant! - Steve

Ron Granger

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 2:37 p.m.

Do they lack jail space in Ypsi? It's all the same county jail, right? Practices vary across the state. Stuff that gets a sentence of probation downstate can get serious jail time upstate, or even prison. I grew up in a town where justice was harsh, and where past schoolmates revisited old school yard grudges once they became cops.


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 2:36 p.m.

Steve - If you look at the details of his past record you will see that he is a "three time loser". He would be considered a flight risk, thus the higher bond. Add to that the escalating level of threat/violence of his crimes and the $100K plus possible life sentence makes a little more sense. The information at hand seems to indicate a career criminal.


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 4:07 a.m.

AA police should look at this guy for the robbery at 5th and Jefferson and the recent one at Hill and Olivia.


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 12:23 a.m.

Twice on probation? They spent over 4 years in prison, I guess it is time for more time.


Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 11:20 p.m.

As it relates to the Milan Jello Wrestling conversation: It seems Saline is pretty ghetto.


Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 11:59 p.m.

I heard he drove through Milan beforehand. It corrupted him and he passed into our quite city and lost his mind.


Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 11:41 p.m.

hahahaha! This gentleman is a repeat offender. Picture above is nearly 4 years old. I guess some never learn. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>