Adrian robbery suspect has long rap sheet

Police say a man believed to have robbed an Adrian bank at gunpoint Monday is also responsible for a series of other robberies and a carjacking in the area.

The suspect entered a Huntington Bank branch at 307 E. Beecher St. around 3:45 p.m. Monday and demanded money from the teller. The white male suspect was armed. He fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No injuries were reported in the robbery.

Witnesses say they saw a suspicious vehicle in the area of the bank before the robbery took place. The car is described as a gold Ford Taurus or station wagon with an unknown Ohio license plate. Police are not sure if the vehicle described was involved in the bank robbery.

Authorities say the suspect is believed to be responsible for other robberies and carjackings in that have taken place in Adrian and surrounding areas since Saturday morning, Nov. 21:

  • Nov. 21 1:00 a.m. - Armed suspect enters Meijer gas station and demands money and cigarettes. Flees on foot.
  • Nov. 21 9:00 p.m. - Armed suspect enters Rite-Aid and demands money. Flees on foot.
  • Nov. 23 3:44 p.m. - Huntington bank robbery described above
  • Nov. 24 9:00 a.m. - Suspect enters Wal-Mart, announces he is armed and demands money.
  • Nov. 24 9:10 a.m. - Suspect leaves Wal-Mart, crosses street into Meijer parking lot, forces two victims at gunpoint from their pick-up truck. Flees in stolen pick-up truck.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 35-40 years old, 6' tall, with a medium build. He has a short, sandy-colored brush haircut and was last seen wearing glasses and a black baseball cap with the number "97" printed on the front.

If you have any information regarding this incident, or are able to identify the suspect, please contact Detective Timothy Jenkins of the Adrian Police Department at 517-264-4853.