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Suspect faces federal hearing

Alleged bank robber could be extradited

October 19, 2011
Marquette Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - A federal extradition hearing is expected in Wyoming to determine how a 29-year-old man suspected of robbing $1,082 from the Northern Michigan Bank & Trust branch in Harvey last week will return to Marquette to face a federal armed bank robbery charge in U.S. District Court.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Maarten Vermaat said such hearings determine whether the man will be returned to the jurisdiction where the crime occurred by U.S. Marshals or be granted a self-reporting date with the court.

In a criminal complaint, an FBI agent said the accused robber was arrested Sunday by police in Gillette, Wyo., in a green Chevrolet Malibu that was picked up on surveillance cameras. The man was traveling with his wife and 2-year-old daughter who were unaware the crime had been committed.

Bait money stolen in the robbery was allegedly matched to money the suspect had in his possession. A dashboard camera on a firefighter's vehicle recorded the license plate number of the robber's vehicle, which was registered to his wife, leaving the area of the bank soon after the robbery.

The accused robber failed to show up for a larceny jury trial in Cheboygan County the day before the bank was robbed.

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A federal hearing will determine whether a suspected bank robber will return to Marquette to face an armed bank robbery charge.

The robbery occurred at about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, when a white male walked into the bank at the plaza near the intersection of U.S. 41 and M-28, flashed a black automatic pistol and told the teller to fill a bag with money.

The suspect left on foot and headed north past a drive-thru window toward a wooded area at the rear of the plaza.

Zyburt said police do not know why the man headed to Wyoming.

 
 

 

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