Shelby Resident Robbed at Knife-Point at ATM On Van Dyke

A man wearing a ski-mask robbed a Shelby Township resident at knife-point Saturday at an ATM Machine on 22 and Van Dyke.

A Shelby Township resident was robbed at knife-point Saturday while withdrawing cash from an automated teller machine on 22 Mile and Van Dyke roads.

Police said the victim was withdrawing money from the Charter One Bank ATM around 6 p.m. Saturday when a knife-wielding thief approached and robbed the resident.

No vehicle was seen as the thief fled the parking lot on foot. The victim was not injured during the robbery.

The thief is described as a black male, about 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing dark clothes, a black hooded sweatshirt and a ski-mask. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121.

Dennis December 27, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Better ban all those dastardly knives and hoodies now... because if it wasn't for knives and hoodies, people wouldn't be robbed at ATMs.
jholeton jr December 28, 2012 at 04:50 PM
It wouldnt surprise me if this story goes unreported on the major news networks. This is precisely the reason why the "Self Defense Act" & our current Concealed Carry Law was enacted. Please support the NRA & write Governor Snyder to ask him to reconsider signing the advanced pistol carry legislation. It is your right to protect yourself against violent criminals.
Doctor Deb December 28, 2012 at 10:05 PM
If the thief would have had a gun in his possession it would have been easy to pull the trigger and shoot the victim. No gun violence please!
Macomb Rocker December 29, 2012 at 03:45 PM
John, I concur. we also need the "castle" act like some southern states have. That's why you don't see the crime statistics that Detroit and Chicago have. No reason for anyone to be against a non-offender to carry a weapon. I also beleive we should role back 140 years and put bounties out on criminals. That would work very well with the internet. Michigan also needs the death penalty.
judy Martin December 29, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Too bad the victim,didnt have a gun,to shoot the crook!You have to be careful every where you go.
judy Martin December 30, 2012 at 03:45 PM
if they dont like what you say,when you comment,they censor you.So really folks everything is just fine in Shelby twp.Especially if your at a ATM machine.There is no crime in Shelby twp.
Big Truth December 30, 2012 at 04:48 PM
What we need are some law abiding folks with CCW's, properly armed, laying in wait around the neighborhood ATM's, ready to shoot any spear chucker trying to commit a violent robbery such as this. I remember back in the day when the Detroit P.D. had STRESS—Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets. It was a marvelous program. Of course Coalman Young got rid of that and crime rates soared.
jholeton jr December 31, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Unfortunately, this isnt the first time there was an armed robbery in this area in broad daylight. On Aug. 31, 2012 at 4pm on 22 & shelby road there was also an armed robbery. The Shelby Police closed the case because they couldnt find any witnesses even though (2) schools had let out, there is a main jogging path nearby and this is a heavily traffficked area. This just proves that you cannot rely on the police for your protection. Next time, the victim might not be so lucky.
macombresident January 02, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Seems like there has been quite a rise in these types of crimes recently. My question is what is being done? Has even one of these crimes been solved by police? Are there more patrols being put on the street? You sure don't hear too much about them, wouldn't know anything if it weren't for Patch


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