Ferndale Bank Robbery Suspect Found Hiding in Tunnel Slide at Park

Ferndale Bank Robbery Suspect Found Hiding in Tunnel Slide at Park

(Ferndale Police, June 8, 2021)

Ferndale, MI- On June 7, 2021 at approximately 9:16 a.m., Ferndale police officers responded to Comerica Bank, located at 1000 E 9 Mile Rd, on a report of a bank robbery. The suspect, described as a Black male, wearing a dark windbreaker jacket, with a tattoo under his right eye, walked up to the teller and passed a note demanding money. The suspect stated he was “robbing the bank” but did not present a weapon.

A large amount of cash was taken, and the suspect fled the bank. No one was injured during the robbery.

On scene investigation revealed the suspect arrived in the area on foot and fled northeast across 9 Mile Rd. At approximately 10:06 a.m., Ferndale police officers located the suspect hiding in a tunnel slide in a nearby park. The suspect was arrested without incident and the money was recovered. No weapon was recovered or seen.

On June 8, 2021, Isaac Pettiford, 45, of Detroit was arraigned by 43rd District Court Magistrate Brennan on the following charges:

Bank Robbery, 1 count, felony

Pettiford was given a $50,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear next on June 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

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