Man puts bank workers in closet, steals money

A surveillance image and suspect sketch of the man who robbed a Comstock Park credit union. (July 8, 2014)

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A robber forced bank employees into a broom closet and took money from the vault, Kalamazoo County authorities say.

The robbery happened just before 11:50 a.m. Tuesday at the Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union on Gull Road in Comstock Township, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say the man entered the credit union, displayed a silver handgun, and then made an employee open the vault. After, he forced employees into a broom closet.

He then took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. A K-9 was not able to track him.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-8, 120-pound black male between the ages of 20 and 40.

He was wearing a black wig in a bug, a light brown hat and dark wire-rim glasses with a tint. He also had on an olive green and cream shirt, khaki pants and dark-colored shoes. He carried a black laptop bag.

Anyone with information is asked to called the sheriff’s office at 269.383.8723, the FBI at 269.349.9607 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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