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Masked Man Robs Birmingham's Comerica Bank Friday Morning

Birmingham Police and the FBI are looking for a man who pulled out a hand gun during a robbery of the Comerica Bank on West Maple Road.

Birmingham Police are working with the FBI to investigate a Friday morning bank robbery at the Comerica Bank on West Maple Road in Birmingham.

According to reports from the Birmingham Police Department, a lone suspect entered the bank, located at 1712 West Maple Rd., around 10:05 a.m. wearing a black ski mask and pulled out a hand gun.

The man approached the tellers, police say, and demanded money. After tellers handed over their cash — at least $9,000, police say — the man fled the bank, running westbound along Maple.

The bank, which is located at the intersection of West Maple and Chesterfield, is directly across the street from the Birmingham Fire Department's Chesterfield Station.

Investigating officers believe the man ran to a waiting vehicle and fled the area, although police aren't sure what this vehicle may have looked like.

The man was described by witnesses as approximately 5-foot-eight-inches tall with a thin build. Besides the ski mask, he was wearing a black hat, black sweatshirt, black gloves and dark-colored snow pants.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Lt. Mike Albrect at 248-530-1762.

Racer Boy February 11, 2013 at 07:24 AM
As usual, the Patch leaves out an important descriptor from the actual Police report...the man was Black. If the Patch can't provide ALL the information the Police have how can we be expected to help prevent/solve crime in our area. The Patch has a habit of doing this P.C. thing over and over again...it does NOT serve the community
R Jeppostol February 12, 2013 at 03:02 AM
Where do you find the actual police report then?
Laura Houser February 12, 2013 at 03:09 AM
Per Patch policy, we do not include race in a description if it will not aid in apprehending the suspect. To include race, we require very specific physical descriptions from the police.
Belli February 14, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Your point is valid, but you actually sound racist in the way you presented it.

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