Bank Robber on Bicycle Caught 40 Miles Away from Heist

20229157-largeBYRON, MI — A man accused of robbing a bank Shiawassee County’s downtown Byron Wednesday afternoon, April 27, and using a bicycle as his getaway vehicle was arrested the same evening about 40 miles away in White Lake.

Police were called to Chase Bank, located in downtown Byron, around 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, according to a news release from the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office.

A bearded man who was wearing sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt reportedly walked into the bank and handed his clerk a note demanding money, the release said. No words were spoken, and no weapon was seen or indicated during the exchange, according to the release.

The man made off with an undisclosed amount of money, and was last seen fleeing the bank northbound on a bicycle, the release says.

Authorities say they were able to identify the man during their investigation, but when they went to his Byron home, he wasn’t there.

Around 11:25 p.m., authorities from the FBI, the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office and the White Lake Police Department arrested the man at an address in White Lake, which is about 40 miles southeast of Byron.

Police from Durand, Argentine Township, Gaines Township and Perry police departments, along with the Michigan State Police, also assisted in the investigation, the release says.

The man’s identity was not released, pending arraignment, which was scheduled for Thursday afternoon, April 28, the release said.

He was being held in the Shiawassee County Jail.

By Molly Young

Originally Published by MLive