Serial robber suspected in eight robberies across Oakland County charged

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) - A 49-year-old man suspected in a series of robberies across Oakland County was arraigned on charges this afternoon in federal court.

Police say Derrick Sebree is responsible for eight robberies over a four month time period.  Sebree has been in trouble with the law in the past.  The Oakland County Sheriff's Department arrested Sebree for identity theft in 2008.  His mug shot is from the 2008 arrest when he was also incarcerated in the Oakland County Jail.

Police caught Sebree fleeing the TCF Bank on Crooks Road Wednesday afternoon after it was robbed around 12:40 p.m.

Officers said that in yesterday's robbery, a man walked in with a handgun and demanded money from a teller. He ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said as he ran away the man was spotted by officers. He was seen entering into a car and Royal Oak Police chased after him. 

The chase went through Beverly Hills, Berkley and Southfield, ending at Eleven Mile and Greenfield when the suspect hit a Southfield patrol car. He was taken into custody without any further incident.

Police say the suspect is believed to be behind the following robberies:

  • PNC Bank at 12 Mile and John R  in Madison Heights on December 20
  • PNC Bank at 3rd and Main in Royal Oak on December 26
  • Charter One Bank at 2nd and Main in Royal Oak on January 15
  • Charter One at Woodward and Catalpa on January 18
  • Comerica Bank at 15 Mile and Southfield in Birmingham on February 8
  • Citizens Bank at Lincoln and Main in Royal Oak on February 22
  • Independence Bank at Southfield and 14 Mile in Beverly Hills on March 13

The investigation into the case is ongoing.

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