Warren police ask for help in search for Huntington Bank robber

Police say surveillance video shows man rob Huntington Bank on Monday in Warren

WARREN, Mich. -

Warren police are asking for help identifying a man who robbed the Huntington Bank on Schoenherr Road near Common Road on Monday afternoon.

The bank surveillance video shows the man, who is about 50 to 60 years old, wearing a black cap pulled down over the top of his face. He waited in line for the teller before committing the robbery, police said.

"I'm thinking this is a guy who lives right around the block," said Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green.

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Green said the man told the teller he wanted the money or he would start shooting. When the teller was going to include a dye pack to go off later, the robber told her not do to that.

When he left, he walked with a limp. No one was injured.

It is not known if the man walked away or drove. No vehicle was seen.

Warren police want to stop bank robber before repeat

Police are concerned he could repeat because he got away with it this time.

"He looks maybe like the kind of person down on his luck because of the down economy," Green said. "Or someone who was in the system (prison) and is now out of the system and has gone back to his old habits."

Once they get away with it, they feel like they can cash in again, police say.

"Persons will repeat the robbery. They'll go back to the same bank. They'll go back to the same business," said Green. "Some people will rob pizza places, some will rob dry cleaners."

The bank's surveillance video is very clear and people should know that they're on video at banks, gas stations and stores for about 50 percent of their day.

"I'm sure that someone out there knows him," said Green.

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