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Man arrested for two bank robberies in metro Detroit, confesses to third

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 15:37:03-04

The Farmington Hills Police Department and the FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crime Task Force has arrested a man in connection to two Farmington Hills bank robberies.

Deshawn Browning, 34, entered the Bank of America at 29590 Middlebelt Road on May 31 and handed the teller a note demanding money. He was handed the money and then fled the bank.

On June 20, Browning entered the Chase Bank at 26029 Middlebelt Road and handed the teller a note demanding money. After receiving the money, he left the bank.

Investigators identified and arrested him in Detroit on Tuesday. He also confessed to a third bank robbery in Southfield at the Citizens Bank on June 13.

The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office authorized a two-count arrest warrant for bank robbery.

Browning was arraigned at the 47th District Court on Sept. 20 with a bond set at $50,000 cash. A preliminary exam date has been set for Sept. 27. 

The Farmington Hills Police request that anyone with additional information contact the Police Command Desk at 248-871-2610.