PORT HURON, MI – Two men who robbed a bank in Port Huron Township this morning used a second get-away car to elude police.
According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the two men entered the Talmer Bank branch at Lapeer Road and 32nd Street about 9:15am on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015.
Each produced a black handgun and demanded money. Once they received the cash, they fled in a blue minivan.
Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office responded to the bank and the area surrounding the bank to check for the suspects. Members of the Michigan State Police, Port Huron Police Department and Marysville Police Department also responded to try to locate the suspects.
A little more than 10 minutes after the original call of the holdup, a citizen called from an address on Yeager Street, saying two people had gotten out of a vehicle and took off running toward the freeway.
A dark blue Dodge Caravan, which had been abandoned, was located by deputies a short time later on Yeager Street. That vehicle had been reported stolen out of Ferndale. The minivan was impounded by deputies.
A short time later, another citizen called, stating the suspects had gotten into a large white SUV and had taken off on the freeway. A Be on the Lookout (BOL) was issued for the SUV, but the vehicle and suspects were not located.
The suspects are described as black males, wearing dark colored jumpsuits, safety vests and hardhats at the time of the holdup.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office are continuing the investigation at this hour. An undetermined amount of money was taken in the robbery, which saw no injuries.