‘Grand Dame Robber on the loose’ -Police say Michigan man wore wig and dowdy women’s clothes while robbing bank with gun and ‘bomb’
- Police allege Brian Dewayne Ali Jr robbed a Genoa Township bank April 4
- Ali allegedly brandished a gun and what appeared to be a bomb
- His charges include five counts of armed robbery
A man who allegedly robbed a Genoa Township bank while dressed as a woman has been arrested and charged with armed robbery, Michigan State Police announced Friday.
Brian Dewayne Ali Jr is alleged to have entered the PNC Bank on April 4 wearing a wig, a red jacket and a dowdy scarf before brandishing a handgun and what appeared to be a bomb and fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money.But if police are right, the cunning disguise proved useless when they arrested him Thursday, Detroit Free Press reported
Suspect: Brian Dewayne Ali Jr (left) is suspected of being the man (right) who robbed a bank in Genoa Township, Michigan, while dressed in a woman’s clothing and wig on April 4
Bombshell: The robber is alleged to have used a handgun and something that appeared to be a bomb when he took an undisclosed sum of money from the bank
Police told the paper that Ali was tracked down over the course of two weeks as police conducted search warrants at multiple occasions to gather evidence, including cash believed to have been taken during the robbery.
Additional details could not be released as the investigation is ongoing.
The robbery occurred at about 9:20am on April 4, after which the robber drove off in a blue Ford Mustang.
Following the incident, the bank had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Ali was arrested without incident Thursday and arraigned Friday on five counts of armed robbery and four counts each of bank robbery and unlawful imprisonment.
Tracked down: Police executed a series of search warrants over the past two weeks to collect evidence, including what they say is stolen money
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