Police say a suspect in a series of Oakland County bank robberies has been arrested

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Royal Oak Police say they have arrested a suspected serial bank robber in connection with eight robberies across Oakland County stretching back four months.

The suspect was taken into custody following the last in the series of robberies. That robbery occurred Wednesday at around 12:40 pm at the TCF Bank on Crooks Road.

Officers say in that case a man walked in with a handgun and demanded money from a teller. He ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police say 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. It is not clear at this point exactly what charges the suspect will face.

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