A bank robber, identified as William Davis, was arrested in Livonia, Michigan, after a holdup at a Comerica Bank branch. The FBI reports that Davis allegedly terrorized bank employees by waving a loaded gun, cocking it, and demanding money. The suspect made off with $2,380, including $150 in bait money. Davis was apprehended approximately 20 minutes later near a dumpster in a church parking lot. His 4-year-old son was found in the getaway car at the time of his arrest.
Surveillance footage from the bank showed a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a mask, and sunglasses entering the bank. He carried a black handgun in his right hand and a striped pink and black Victoria’s Secret bag in his left hand. Inside the bank, the robber pointed the gun at employees, demanded money, and fled with the stolen cash.
Police located a black Chevy Blazer matching the description of the getaway vehicle. Davis, who matched the robber’s description, was standing near the vehicle when he was approached by law enforcement. He claimed to be taking his son to a park but appeared unsure in his response. Davis was subsequently arrested, and his son was handed over to a relative.
Upon searching Davis’ car, police discovered the Victoria’s Secret bag containing a loaded handgun, $2,348 in cash, black sunglasses, a mask, and a sweatshirt with “DETROIT” printed on it. A note found in the car stated, “This is a bank robbery. Be quiet, just grab the money. No one will get hurt. Thanks.”
William Davis, 28, of Detroit, has been charged with bank robbery and using a gun during a crime of violence. He is currently in jail and is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court.