Thursday, March 14, 2013
A man believed to be responsible for several bank robberies around Oakland County, including one in Berkley, is suspected of robbing an Independent Bank in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.
Authorities believe a serial bank robber hitting up banks around Oakland County, including on Jan. 28 in Berkley, may be responsible for the Tuesday robbery of a Beverly Hills bank. According to WXYZ, a man robbed the Independent Bank in Beverly Hills — located just south of 14 Mile on Southfield — on Tuesday morning. Contrary to other media reports, it was the only robbery Tuesday in which the man is a suspect, Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Affairs Specialist Simon Shaykhet said Thursday. The suspect wore a black coat, pants and a ski mask during the Tuesday robbery, along with a shirt and tie under his coat, according to authorities. The FBI believes the man may have been involved in the following robberies during the past …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A man who robbed a Royal Oak bank on Friday is believed to be a suspect in five other area robberies, including one in Berkley.
A Royal Oak bank is the latest target of a "serial bank robber," who also is a suspect in a Jan. 28 bank robbery in Berkley, according to Federal Bureau of Investigations officials. On Friday, a man entered the Citizen’s Bank at 800 S. Main St. with a handgun and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect matches the description of a masked man believed to have robbed several banks in the area, according to FBI spokesperson Simon Shaykhet. Since December, five other banks in Oakland County, including two on Main Street in Royal Oak, have been robbed. The other robberies occurred in Madison Heights and Birmingham and at the Charter One bank on Woodward Avenue in Berkley. Royal Oak Police Chief Corrigan O'Donohue said at …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Birmingham Police say Friday's robbery of Comerica Bank is similar to several others recently in Oakland County; the Federal Bureau of Investigations has offered a $2,500 cash reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest.
Birmingham Police believe there may be a connection between Friday's robbery of the Comerica Bank on West Maple and several similar robberies in the area, including one Jan. 28 in Berkley. On Friday, a masked man wearing all black robbed the Comerica Bank at 1712 W. Maple Road, police reports state. The man pulled out a gun during the robbery, police say, and walked out with more than $9,000. According to Birmingham Lt. Mike Albrect, the detective in charge of the case, Birmingham Police is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations to catch the man. Albrect said the robbery might be connected to several other area robberies, including four in Royal Oak, Berkley and Madison Heights. The FBI has offered a $2,500 cash reward for …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Authorities say the suspect in an armed robbery Jan. 28 at Charter One bank in Berkley also may have committed several others in nearby communities, including Royal Oak.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has offered a $2,500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a serial bank robber in Oakland County. The man is a suspect in the Jan. 28 armed robbery of the Charter One bank on Woodward Avenue in Berkley. The FBI said the man also is a suspect the following nearby robberies. He also may have been involved in the Dec. 18 robbery of the 7-Eleven at 815 W. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights, the FBI said. The man is between 5' 8" and 6' with a medium build, the FBI said. During the Berkley robbery, he was dressed all in black and wore a mask that obscured most of his face, Berkley Public Safety Deputy Director Robert North said. Contact the FBI at 313-965-2323, Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAKUP (800…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Property crimes declined from 2010 to 2011 in both cities, according to the annual “Crime in the United States” report.
Property crimes declined from 2010 to 2011 in Berkley and Huntington Woods, according to the annual “Crime in the United States” report the Federal Bureau of Investigation released this week. The largest shift in Berkley from 2010 to 2011 was a decline in larceny-theft from 164 incidents to 124; in Huntington Woods, the most significant change was a decline in burglaries from 9 to 6 cases, according to the FBI. Violent crimes decreased from 13 to 11 in Berkley and increased from 0 to 1 in Huntington Woods, the report states. There was one incident categorized as "murder, nonnegligent manslaughter" in the cities – the death of Detroit resident Terrence Dyer in a fiery three-vehicle accident in March 2011 in Berkley. Oak Park resident Sarah …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Come July 9, some 277,000 computers worldwide are still on track to lose Internet unless a fix is applied.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Without a temporary FBI fix, it is possible that hundreds of thousands of computer users could still lose access to the Internet on July 9. The Huffington Post reported in April that international hackers ran an online advertising scam and infected computers with a malicious software called DNSChanger, which leads users to fraudulent websites making computers vulnerable. The FBI responded with a safety net using clean DNS servers to prevent internet disruptions, however, the solution is temporary. The clean DNS servers will be turned off on July 9 and computers still impacted by DNSChanger may lose Internet connectivity at that time, according to the FBI's website. Once the shutdown is complete, infected computers could lose access to the …