Teller doused in gasoline during bank robbery in Warren
Man walked into bank with gauze taped to face to disguise appearance
WARREN, Mich. – A bank teller was doused in gasoline during a robbery Wednesday morning in Warren.
The incident happened at 9:48 a.m. at the Huntington Bank at 10 Mile and Schoenherr roads.
Police said the man approached a bank manager and asked about opening a checking account. He had medical gauze taped to his face to disguise his appearance.
The man then spoke briefly with a teller before pulling out a plastic spray bottle and squirting gasoline on her, telling the teller that she would be set on fire unless money was handed over.
The manager filled a black duffel bag for the man and he fled with about $4,000.
The bank robber was described as black, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and had gauze bandage on his face. He was wearing grey sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt, a down black vest, a blue and grey baseball cap and a glove on his right hand.
The FBI is investigating alongside Warren police detectives.
The bank employee was treated by EMS at the scene and was not injured.
A $20,000 reward is being offered by Huntington Bank representatives for information leading to an arrest.
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