Decade Later, Big Mich. Bank Theft Still Unsolved

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A decade after burglars broke into a Michigan bank and made off with $123,000 in cash, police say they still have no suspects in the daring theft.

Bloomfield Township Police Chief Kirt Bowden tells the Detroit Free Press that the thieves who pulled off the Christmas morning 2000 caper smashed a bank window to get inside the Comerica Bank. But they were clever enough to bring with them a custom-fitted section of plywood covered with holiday decorations that they put in the frame of the smashed window.

Officers who checked the bank after an alarm sounded were fooled into thinking everything was fine. And so was a bank security guard who checked the building about an hour later.

Bowden said investigators never did develop any good leads in the theft.

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