Customer shoots bank robber in Warren

WARREN, Mich. - A man who was robbing a Citizens Bank near 9 Mile and Van Dyke roads on Monday was shot by a customer at the bank.

Police found two guns at the scene. The bank is at the corner of Van Dyke Road and Timken Avenue, which is a few blocks north of 9 Mile Road.

The robber initially fled the bank on foot but was found lying on the ground bleeding. He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

No other injuries have been reported.

Local 4 has learned the robber walked into the bank and announced a hold-up. He received money from a teller and then pointed the gun at the customer, who shot him. He shot him in both arms and the leg.

"I live right behind the bank and I just heard all this commotion, and I saw a cop car come flying down, like flying down, my street and slam on his brakes. And I thought maybe there was an accident," said Bromly Daves. "So I came out and I could see (the person who was shot) from my front porch laying on the ground, screaming. He was laying on his back, holding his leg and screaming his head off."

The bank robber is described as a 43-year-old man. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The customer is cooperating with police. He has a concealed pistol license, police said.

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