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Huntington Woods Bank Robbery Suspect Has Long Criminal History

The 47-year-old Detroit resident is being held on a parole violation from a previous armed robbery conviction and will be arraigned on a two-count felony warrant for bank robbery and fleeing and eluding, a Public Safety official says.

The man suspected of robbing a in Huntington Woods on Monday has a long criminal history, a Public Safety official said Tuesday.

The 47-year-old Detroit resident, , was in critical condition Tuesday at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak but is expected to recover, Lt. Ron Livingston said.

The man is being held on a parole violation stemming from a previous armed robbery conviction, Livingston said.

The suspect will be arraigned on a two-count felony warrant for bank robbery and fleeing and eluding when his condition improves, Livingston said.

He could not disclose the man's name but said the suspect has a long criminal history.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office will handle the investigation of the Huntington Woods Public Safety's Department's role in the shooting, which is standard practice for transparency's sake, Livingston said.

Stay tuned to Berkley Patch for updates.

Susan Warrow September 14, 2012 at 02:13 AM
As a resident of Huntington Woods with children, I'm very concerned that there are those who are supposed to protect the community's safety who chose to shoot a fleeing robber in a residential area as a method of tracking down a suspected criminal. I know children who live on the street where the robber was shot and I'm alarmed that such a decision would be made. Thank goodness none of the Pleasant Ridge residents were injured.

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